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US Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee publishes its selection of the 20 most-significant research studies of last year
April 18, 2014

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) has published its selections of the twenty most-significant autism research studies of 2013. The 2013 IACC Summary of Advances highlights these studies and lists all of the 94 research papers that were nominated by its committee members.

April 18, 2014

“Our son has developed diabetes, and we know it’s from the weight he gained since starting behavioral medicines. We’ve tried everything to manage his appetite, and it’s tearing us apart to think we’re trading his health for his ability to function in school. What can we do?”
 

No one-size-fits-all solution: Researcher emphasizes need to consider child’s sensitivities and family dynamics
April 15, 2014

A new study lends support to the idea that interacting with a pet benefits many children with autism. However, the author emphasizes the need to consider each child’s sensitivities as well as family dynamics in carefully considering pet ownership.

April 08, 2014

(April 8, 2014) -- Last night, Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla, hosted a screening of the documentary  "Sounding the Alarm." The Blockburger Productions film provides a poignant look inside the lives of those touched by autism.

In April’s podcast from the journal Autism, investigators discuss what research tells us about effective employment supports
April 08, 2014

April’s “Autism Matters” podcast features interviews with researchers Paul Shattuck and Anne Roux, of Philadelphia’s Drexel University. Drs. Shattuck and Roux discuss issues surrounding employment support for adults with autism, as well as the barriers that those with autism face when looking for and maintaining employment.