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Autism Speaks showcases businesses successfully employing adults with autism; spreading the word about great workers, special talents
March 05, 2014

The second day of the 2014 Autism Speaks Autism Investment Conference closed with a focus on the need for more employment opportunities for teens and adults with autism.

Autism Speaks showcases promising devices and services that can help families manage autism-related wandering
March 04, 2014


Researchers, product developers and investors met to showcase and discuss innovative technology for managing autism-related wandering at a special session of the Autism Speaks Autism Investment Conference, in San Francisco today.

February 28, 2014

Autism Speaks Co-Founder and former Chairman of NBC Universal Bob Wright went on Bloomberg Radio’s “Taking Stock” yesterday to discuss Autism Speaks, the Autism Speaks Aut10K program, and the upcoming Autism Investment Conference, among other topics, with Pimm Fox and Carol Massar.

In addition, Mr. Wright provided insight on current business news topics including the valuations of technology and media companies.

You can hear the interview on the Taking Stock Podcast here.

Large study provides further evidence that more-severe genetic mutations required for a girl to develop autism than for a boy
February 27, 2014

A large new study adds evidence to the idea that something protects the developing female brain from neurodevelopmental disorders including autism. This "female protective model" proposes that more extreme genetic mutations are required for a girl to develop autism than for a boy.