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Hunting for Autism's Earliest Clues

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.

Ten Important Things We Know About Autism Today – That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago

March 29, 2013


Thanks to your support, research is advancing understanding and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here are ten important things we’ve learned about autism since World Autism Awareness Day in 2012!

Autism Speaks Awards More Than $500,000 in New Research Grants

March 21, 2013

Ground-breaking projects include Trailblazer study on autoimmunity and autism and seven career-launching Weatherstone fellowships

Autism Speaks 2013 National Conference for Families and Professionals

March 19, 2013

Registration now open for July 26 - 27 conference featuring workshops and scientific sessions on autism care through the life span