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Newly Discovered Autism Gene Opens New Avenue of Research

April 05, 2012

Scientists have discovered a gene whose expression is twelve times higher than normal in the brains of persons with autism. The gene, dubbed MSNP1AS, may increase autism risk in a manner that has been little studied in the past.

Registration Now Open: Autism Speaks National Conference

April 03, 2012

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its inaugural National Conference for Families and Professionals. This conference on Treating the Whole Person with Autism: Providing Comprehensive Care for Children and Adolescents with ASD will be held August 3 and 4, 2012, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, in Columbus, Ohio.

Autism Speaks Demands an Urgent, New Response to the Autism Epidemic as CDC Updates Prevalence Estimates

Population of People with Autism and Cost to Society Continue to Skyrocket; A National Public Health Crisis Requires a National Strategy

Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today called on the nation’s elected and appointed leaders

March 29, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (March 29, 2012) Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today called on the nation’s elected and appointed leaders to immediately develop a new, coordinated strategy to take on a national public health emergency – the autism epidemic – in the wake of a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) finding that autism is now diagnosed in a staggering 1 in every 88 American children.