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