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Taking Iron During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding May Lower Autism Risk

Study suggests women taking highest amounts have half the risk of those taking lowest; more study needed to confirm and assure safety
September 22, 2014

A new study suggests that high iron intake during pregnancy and breastfeeding reduces the risk of autism. The protective effect was clearest among mothers taking iron supplements from the second trimester of pregnancy through breastfeeding.

Autism Speaks Names 2014 Meixner Postdoctoral Fellows in Translational Research

Supporting early careers in autism research while advancing diagnosis, treatment and support for those living with autism
June 26, 2014


Autism Speaks is pleased to announce its 2014 class of Meixner Postdoctoral Fellows in Translational Research. The fellowship program invests in rising talent within the autism research community and is supported by a generous gift by the estate of the late Charles Meixner.

Autism Speaks Awards Nearly $2.7 Million in Research Grants

Research investments in wandering prevention, treatment safety, early access to care and environmental influences on autism risk
January 06, 2014

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce new funding for thirteen research projects that will run over the next three years, for a total investment of $2,696,703 to advance understanding and treatment of autism and its related medical conditions.