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autism spectrum disorder

September 08, 2013

A family finds a medical home in Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network and gladly "gives back" to autism research by becoming part of the network's patient registry. 

By Rachel Nuwer

Researchers find ethnic disparities in services for autism-related medical issues; Autism Speaks working to close the gap
June 17, 2013

 

In today’s issue of Pediatrics, researchers report stark racial differences in the likelihood that children with autism receive specialty care for related medical conditions. Autism is commonly associated with a range of health conditions such as GI disorders, sleep disturbance and epilepsy.

Resolution brings formal commitment to action on developmental disabilities by more than 50 countries
June 04, 2013

On May 30, the executive board of the World Health Assembly adopted the resolution “Comprehensive and Coordinated Efforts for the Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders” (ASD). The assembly is the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Autism Speaks sponsors special issue of journal Autism – exploring benefits of research conducted out of the lab and inside schools
May 28, 2013

 

The frustration is a familiar one in autism research: A new behavioral therapy works great when study participants come into a laboratory or academic clinic. Not so well in classrooms where teachers and therapists try to put the intervention into action.

By Ariel Bleicher
April 01, 2013

The brown-eyed boy in the video is 13 months old. He wears overalls and a blue-striped shirt and sits on his mother’s lap. On the table in front of them is a green washcloth. The boy picks it up and swings it near his ear as if he were guessing the contents of a Christmas present.