Tune-in to FOX on Sunday, June 3, at 1 p.m., ET, for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks,” taking place at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. Watch as Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota, and David Gilliland in the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford help raise awareness by featuring special Autism Speaks puzzle piece paint schemes. Driver and autism advocate Jamie Mc Murray will be racing in the No.
Family Services Tool Kits, and the Autism Speaks Resource Guide, an online national database of autism providers and resources searchable by state and zip code.
Family Services Office Hours is designed to quickly provide access to resources that are available and free to the entire autism community.
The Office Hours sessions are staffed by ART coordinators who are specially trained to connect families affected by autism to resources.
Mothers who recalled having a fever during pregnancy were twice as likely to have a child with autism as were mothers who did not recall such fevers, according to newly published research. However, those mothers who reported taking medication to reduce their fevers did not show this increased risk.
Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the hiring of Daniel G. Smith, Ph.D., to the newly created position of senior director of discovery neuroscience. Smith will report to Autism Speaks Vice President of Translational Research Rob Ring, Ph.D. He will be based primarily in the Boston area, a growing hub for academic-industry research collaboration.
Posted by Michael Rosanoff, M.P.H., associate director of public health research and scientific review, and Andy Shih, Ph.D., Autism Speaks vice president of scientific affairs