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Autism Speaks' Rob Ring to Serve on Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

Newly appointed to the IACC, Autism Speaks' chief science officer redoubles pledge to put science to work for families
July 02, 2014

Today, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced the appointment of Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Rob Ring as a new public member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). The committee advises the government on federally funded autism research and related activities. It also provides a forum for public input on these issues.

Autism and Driving: Study Opens Research into Unmet Needs of Adults

First study on adult drivers with autism reveals self-perceived challenges and self-imposed limits; can tailored driver education help?
June 30, 2014

 

As the number of adults with autism rapidly grows, a new study suggests a range of self-reported difficulties that might be addressed by tailored training to support safe driving – a key to independence for many adults.

Science Weighs In: Autism Awareness Month Has a Huge Positive Impact

Researchers note big uptick in web searches on autism each April; biggest increases since launch of World Autism Awareness Day
June 27, 2014

Each April, World Autism Awareness Day and Light It Up Blue bring blue puzzle pins and lights to communities and TV screens around the world. But does Autism Awareness Month actually increase awareness of autism spectrum disorder?

Autism Speaks Names 2014 Meixner Postdoctoral Fellows in Translational Research

Supporting early careers in autism research while advancing diagnosis, treatment and support for those living with autism
June 26, 2014


Autism Speaks is pleased to announce its 2014 class of Meixner Postdoctoral Fellows in Translational Research. The fellowship program invests in rising talent within the autism research community and is supported by a generous gift by the estate of the late Charles Meixner.

Webinar: Two Routes to Developing Autism Medicines

SFARI webinar features Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, child psychiatrist and investigator in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network
June 19, 2014

Researchers and members of the autism community are invited to participate in a free webinar – Wednesday June 25 at 3 pm ET – describing two distinct routes for discovering and developing new medicines for autism.

More Evidence that Reducing Inflammation Could Ease Autism Symptoms

Building on Autism Speaks Trailblazer research, study points to mitochondria dysfunction as promising target for new medicines
June 17, 2014

A new study in mice lends support to a novel theory that autism symptoms may, in some cases, result from inflammation and cell distress signals.

Lifetime Costs of Autism Average $1.4 Million to $2.4 Million

Landmark study, funded by Autism Speaks, provides crucial information for public policy and service planning across the lifespan
June 09, 2014

 

Research funded by Autism Speaks has provided the most comprehensive and current estimate of autism’s costs to individuals, families and society: