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Harvard researchers find substantial costs in healthcare and education; more in-depth findings to come from Autism Speaks
February 10, 2014

Harvard researchers estimate that the added costs of autism-related healthcare and education average more than $17,000 per child per year in the United States. The figure represents expenses above those for a child without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). On a national level, the researchers estimated that these additional costs exceeded $11.5 billion in 2011.

Harvard study suggests subgroups of children with autism share health problems; separate Autism Speaks study promises further insights
February 03, 2014

A Harvard Medical School analysis of electronic medical records suggests that some children with autism fall into one of three distinct subgroups based on common medical issues.

* Those in the first group have seizures, or epilepsy.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry updates 1999 guidelines for ASD; embraces multidisciplinary care model long advocated by Autism Speaks
January 31, 2014

For the first time in 15 years, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has updated its treatment guidelines for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

New review of autism interventions identifies 27 with solid scientific evidence of benefits; up from 24 in 2008
January 30, 2014

A review of more than 29,000 studies identified 27 autism therapies as worthy to be called "evidence-based." This is up from 24 autism therapies that the authors identified as solidly backed by research in their first review, published in 2008.

A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism

January 28, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 29, 2014) – A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism.

Attendees to Autism Speaks business conference invited to complementary day-long workshop at Googleplex
January 14, 2014

This year’s Autism Investment Conference just became more exciting and cutting edge. Autism Speaks’ partner Google Inc. is offering a complementary, day-long “Equipping Entrepreneurs” workshop for all registrants.

Autism Speaks-funded study finds that jobs that encourage independence reduce autism symptoms and improve life skills
January 13, 2014

A study funded in part by Autism Speaks suggests that job activities that encourage independence reduce disabling autism symptoms and increase daily living skills. The report appears in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.