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I’ve been reading news reports that it might be possible to detect autism by watching how much a 1-year-old focuses on a speaker’s mouth. Is this true?

This week’s “Got Questions?” answer is from Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson, Ph.D.  

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Troops in Contact

The following blog post by an Army Sergeant Major deployed to Afghanistan, who must remain otherwise anonymous, demonstrates vividly the extraordinary challenges faced by our military members raising children with autism. Visit ‘... More...

Somebody Stole My Name! (but we’re friends now)

This is a post by Dr. Scott Standifer, a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Disability Policy & Studies office (DPS) at the University of Missouri. He is the author of ... More...

Autism in the News – 01.26.12

Study finds early signs of autism in baby brains (FOX News) Children who develop autism already show signs of different brain responses in their first year of life, scientists said on Thursday in a study that may in the fut... More...

Camp Good Times Baker Summer Camp

Blog by Beth Weiner, Camp Director of Camp Good Times in Charleston, South Carolina, which received a grant last year:   The 2011 session of Camp Good Times of Charleston, a recipient of an Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp... More...

Autism in the News – 01.25.12

‘Talking things through in their head’ may aid children with autism (Fox News) Talking to yourself in your head may not be such a bizarre pastime.  It may actually be an important developmental tool. ... More...

Military Families: Let Congress Hear Your Voice!

On January 31, military families will get their chance to tell Congress about the special challenges they face raising children with autism. Many military parents will be in the audience.   But many more will be unable to make it ... More...

Social Lives and Teens with Autism

This is a blog post by Lisa Goring, Autism Speaks Vice President, Family Services.  

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Autism in the News – 01.24.12

It makes sense to redefine autism (CNN) “Will my child still qualify for a diagnosis of autism?” This is the question on the minds of many parents with children who have autism. The short answer is: Most likely,... More...

Healthcare, Technology and Autism converge at CES 2012

This is a guest blog post from Marc Sirkin, Autism Speaks VP Social Marketing and Online Fundraising. He recently attended CES to support the launch of a strategic partnership with Careverge.com.  

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