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A new study shows that infants as young as 6 months who are siblings of children with autism have different patterns of brain activity compared to infants who do not have a sibling with autism. These differences in brain activity were present even in infant siblings who did not go on to develop autism. Thus, they may reflect genetic differences that are shared by children with autism and their younger siblings.
Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the hiring of Daniel G. Smith, Ph.D., to the newly created position of senior director of discovery neuroscience. Smith will report to Autism Speaks Vice President of Translational Research Rob Ring, Ph.D. He will be based primarily in the Boston area, a growing hub for academic-industry research collaboration.
Therapists have long reported that programs that emphasize social engagement help children with autism gain skills in other areas. Researchers found evidence of such “cascading” benefits in a study presented today at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), in Toronto, Ontario.