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Breakthroughs in Neuroscience

On CBS News, we saw Grayson’s face light up when he heard for the first time; what do such breakthroughs mean for our community?
June 21, 2013


We think you’ll enjoy this video of a little boy hearing for the first time after doctors switch on his neural implants. Such advances in neuroscience have reach far beyond sight and hearing and include new insights into neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.

Unraveling Autism’s Gluten Mystery

Findings add to evidence that gluten-free diets may help ease GI problems in some individuals affected by autism
June 21, 2013

New research adds to the evidence of a potential link between autism and sensitivities to gluten, a protein found in certain grains such as wheat. The researchers found that elevated antibodies to gluten were more common among children with autism than in others. In addition, the elevated antibody levels corresponded to GI symptoms such as pain and constipation.

Autism Speaks & Black Churches Partner to Advance Early Intervention

Partnership with National Black Church Initiative seeks to reduce racial disparities in age of autism diagnosis and quality early intervention
June 20, 2013

From left, Michelle Parris and her 10-yr. old son, Miles, who has autism, Rev. Anthony Hudson, Sr. Rev. Anthony Evans, Amy Daniels, Cathy Rice 

Center for Autism and the Developing Brain Holds Ribbon-Cutting

June 10, 2013

On Monday the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital marked its official opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its campus in White Plains, N.Y. The facility, located at the hospital’s Westchester campus, combines research and comprehensive care across the lifespan.

Free Seminar on Role of Immunology, Genes and Environment in Autism

Leading autism researchers will present & answer questions via webstream as well as in person at UC-Davis
May 22, 2013


Autism Speaks, the Autism Research Institute and the MIND Institute at the University of California-Davis invite researchers and the public to attend “Immunological Factors, Genes and the Environment in Autism: from Research to Treatment.” The educational session will take place Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time at the UC-Davis MIND Institute.