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Brain Network Analysis Furthers Understanding of Autism

Fewer connections between distant brain regions may explain why people with autism excel at some tasks, struggle with others

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Theta Delta Chi Enters Fourth Year of Partnership

 

Autism Speaks initially developed its relationship with the Theta Delta Chi International Fraternity through its Charge at Rutgers University in 2008. For years, the Rutgers Charge partici... More...

Many Nonverbal Children with Autism Overcome Severe Language Delays

Hopeful news for families; study counters belief that nonverbal children won’t acquire speech after age 4

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Spread the Word to End the Word

Spread the Word to End the Word has marked March 6, 2013 as their annual day of awareness of the hurtful use of the R-word.

Spread the Word to End the Word is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics, Best Buddies International, and suppo... More...

Autism Shares Risk Genes with Major Psychiatric Disorders

A “Top Ten Advances in Autism Research 2013” Selection See all the year’s “Top Ten” here.... More...

Autism Sleuth

The Association for Psychological Science spotlights the research career of Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson

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Ultrasound Flags Autism Risk in Low Birth Weight Infants

New study reveals very early brain marker of autism risk; may lead to earlier detection and treatment

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Google Eliminates 'Die' Search Suggestion For Autism

Updated 3/6/13 to reflect the amazing efforts of the self-advocacy community.

Thanks to the efforts of  an autism activist group who staged an online protest called a Flash Blog,... More...

The “Female Protective Effect”

A new study provides insights into why girls are much less likely than boys to develop autism

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New Guidelines for Genetic Testing in Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement on genetic screening of children for autism and other disorders

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