autism spectrum disorder

Nutrition and Autism

Report confirms challenge of ensuring adequate nutrition in children with autism; calls on clinicians and researchers to guide families 

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Autism Speaks Advocates for Mental Health

Dear friends and colleagues,

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Wiring the Brain Meeting

Cold Spring Harbor Lab will be hosting the meeting, Wiring the Brain, July 18-22. The meeting will bring together researchers from diverse fields to explore how brain connec... More...

Peer Training Outperforms Traditional Autism Interventions

Training classmates produces greater gains in social inclusion than even one-on-one training between therapist and child 

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Field Trials Suggest New Criteria for Diagnosing Autism 'Reliable'

American Psychiatric Association approves DSM-5 changes; autism advocates call for further study 

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Deeper Understanding of Link between Chemical Pollutants and Autism

The year brought advances in understanding whether and how chemical pollutants affect brain development in ways that may predispose to autism

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