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Autism Speaks neuroscientist Dan Smith answers questions about this week’s breakthrough report in the New England Journal of Medicine
March 28, 2014

Our recent news report “Direct Evidence that Autism Starts During Prenatal Development” continues to spark tremendous interest and discussion on both the story’s webpage and the Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Rob Ring responds to questions sparked by the CDC’s updated estimate of autism prevalence
March 27, 2014

 Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Rob Ring responds to questions about the CDC’s updated estimate of autism prevalence in the United States

Researchers find common pattern of disruption to prenatal brain development; propose that early intervention may help brain compensate
March 26, 2014

Update: Read our related Q&A with Autism Speaks neuroscientist Dan Smith here.

 

 

 

Researchers develop strategies for educating teens with autism under Common Core State Standards; preparing for postsecondary success
March 20, 2014

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have published guidelines for helping high-schoolers with autism meet Common Core State Standards, with the promise of boosting prospects for college and employment.

New search engine allows you to explore how we’re putting your dollars to work in your neighborhood, state and around the world
March 19, 2014

 

At Autism Speaks, we want to show our passionate community of families, volunteers and donors how their dollars are invested in projects that deliver services and advance scientific understanding and treatment of autism and its associated medical conditions.

Program launches promising young scientists into autism careers, pairing them with leading investigators to pursue pioneering research
March 18, 2014

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce its 2014 class of Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellows. These nine promising young scientists will pursue two-year projects under the mentorship of leading investigators in autism research.

Researchers say prenatal exposure to toxic chemicals may be behind an association they found between autism and certain birth defects
March 13, 2014

 

An analysis of nearly 100 million medical records suggests that local rates of autism increase with rates of certain birth defects. The researchers suggest that this is further evidence - though indirect - that prenatal exposure to certain toxic chemicals can increase risk of autism.