autism

Study Provides New Clues to Oxytocin-Autism Connection

Stanford University researchers have shown that the so-called “love” hormone oxytocin is involved in a broader range of social interactions than previously thought.

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Autism Speaks Sponsors World Health Organization Conference on ASD

The World Health Organization (WHO) is holding a three-day conference to i... More...

Discovering Comprehensive Care; Advancing Autism Research

A family finds a medical home in Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network and gladly "gives back" to autism research by becoming part of the network's patient registry. 

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Families with Special Needs Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Religious denominations are increasingly opening their doors to people of special needs to celebrate holidays and the Sabbath. Today, New York’s Congregation Rodeph Sholom celebrated the Jewish New Year with a service designed for kids and a... More...

Training in Autism Friendly Protocols Help to Improve ER Care

A Pennsylvania emergency room doctor and three professors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania have created a training manual and DVD to help ER clinicians deal more effectively with patients on the autism spectrum.

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Karla Begley: Answer to Hateful Letter is to Spread Autism Acceptance

Autism Speaks Staffer Kerry Magro had a chance to speak with Karla Begley, the Canadian mother who received a hate-filled letter from a neighbor who was angered by the behavior of her son Max who has autism. The shocking letter has since gone ... More...

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