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Autism Speaks Funds Creation of World’s Largest Autism Genome Library

October 13, 2011

Today, Autism Speaks entered into an international partnership that will create the world’s largest library of sequenced genomes from more than 2,000 families with two or more children on the autism spectrum. In all, the project will spell out the genomes of some 10,000 participants in Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE).

"Medical Home" Crucial for Autism Treatment and Family Support

September 27, 2011

 Families of children with special medical needs face numerous challenges best met by high-quality “medical homes” that provide comprehensive health care and social support, write pediatricians Paul Carbone, MD, and Nancy Murphy, MD, in “Parent-Provider-Community Partnerships: Optimizing Outcomes for Children With Disabilities,” a

Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network Receives $12 Million AIR-P Grant

Funding Supports Continued Research, Development of Best Practices, Tool Kits For Families and Physicians, and Clinical Training

The Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN), has received a $12 million federal grant to continue to serve as the Autism Intervent

September 23, 2011
NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 26, 2011) – The Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN), has received a $12 million federal grant to continue to serve as the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P). TheAIR-P supports clinical research, development of best-practice guidelines, tool kits for families and physicians, and clinician training activities.

$12 Million to Support Research and Treatment of Autism-Related Health Issues

September 21, 2011

  Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) has competed successfully for another round of federal funding—$12 million—to continue to serve as the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P).

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Symptoms Worsen Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism

Research Supported by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network Presented at the Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting

Research supported by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network demonstrating that symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity wor

September 18, 2011
NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 18, 2011) – Research supported by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN), demonstrating that symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity worsen quality of life for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), was presented today at the Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

ADHD Symptoms in Children with Autism Are Common, Problematic and Likely Undertreated

September 18, 2011

The symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) create significant problems for over half of all children with autism and may be both under-recognized and under-treated by pediatricians.

Participate in Research

Many opportunities are available for families to participate in autism research. You can join a clinical trial, enroll in a research study, contribute to our rich genetic database or participate online by adding your family information to a research database. Nearly 90 percent of children with cancer are enrolled in clinical trials--contrasted with only 5 percent of children with autism. Your participation can make a difference in the lives of all who struggle with autism.