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Beth Malow

September 19, 2014

(Sept. 23, 2014) Today the federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) has invited a roster of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) specialists and Autism-Speaks funded researchers to update the committee and the public at a special workshop on “Under-recognized Co-occurring Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorder.” 

Shortened sleep & frequent wakenings extend into adolescence; Autism Speaks addresses issue with clinically tested training and tool kit for parents
September 30, 2013

The largest study of its kind has confirmed that children with autism have poorer sleep quality than do other children. They both sleep less overall and are prone to frequent night wakening.

Autism Speaks’ Autism Treatment Network (ATN) is delighted to announce the high honor bestowed on Beth Malow, M.D., M.S., Site Director of the ATN program at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Malow has been named to Vanderbilt University’s Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development, and is one of 10 Vanderbilt faculty members named to endowed chairs in a ceremony on September 26th.

February 12, 2008

Ask any parent of a child with autism how their child sleeps, and chances are they've struggled. And it's no wonder: 44 to 83% of children with autism have suffered from sleep problems, which include difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or early morning awakenings. A new study published in the Journal of Child Neurology has found that melatonin supplements are well-tolerated in children with autism, and show promise for improving their sleep.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research
These New Grants will Fund Studies in the Areas of Toxicology, Immunology and Epigenetics

NEW YORK, NY (September 18, 2008) – Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, today announced that it has

September 18, 2008

NEW YORK, NY (September 18, 2008) – Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, today announced that it has committed more than $3.6 million to investigate environmental risk factors for autism. Sixty applications were received, including pilot study proposals to test new hypotheses and gather preliminary data, and augmentation study proposals that will expand current large scale studies to include a new focus on the role of the environment.

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Autism Speaks, Press Updates, Autism Speaks Announces $3.6 Million in Grants Focusing on Environmental Factors and Autism
Grant will fund Clinical Research and the Development of Evidence-Based Medical Guidelines for Children with Autism

NEW YORK, NY (September 11, 2008) -- Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, today announced that its Autism

September 11, 2008

NEW YORK, NY (September 11, 2008) -- Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, today announced that its Autism Treatment Network (ATN) has received a three-year, $12 million grant to serve as an Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P). The network grant was part of four initiatives developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau under the Combating Autism Act Initiative.

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Autism Speaks, Press Updates, Autism Treatment Network Receives $12 Million Grant from Health Resources and Services Administration
In 2005, NAAR committed $8.3 million to fund 41 pilot studies, 14 pre- and 7 post-doctoral fellowships as well as three large collaborative programs: the NAAR Autism Genome Project, the High Risk Baby Siblings Research Project and the Autism Tissue Program. In addition, NAAR's 2005 research commitments include the ongoing support of two interdisciplinary autism training programs that are being co-sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Program focuses on helping educators speak to parents about child development issues

NEW YORK, September 24, 2008 – Autism Speaks, in partnership with the Ad Council, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent

September 24, 2008

NEW YORK, September 24, 2008 – Autism Speaks, in partnership with the Ad Council, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the launch of a new, groundbreaking educational tool kit, Talking to Parents About Autism, designed to promote early intervention and encourage educators to speak to a child's parents if they suspect a developmental delay. This is the first program to provide teachers with tools to prepare to begin this critical dialogue.

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Autism Speaks, Press Updates, Autism Speaks, the CDC, and the Advertising Council Launch New Program to Educate Teachers about the Importance of Early Intervention for Autism