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John Elder Robison Urges Autism Self Advocates to Embrace Brain Research

In remarks at IMFAR Stakeholder Luncheon, renowned autism self-advocate urges autism community to support brain-tissue research
May 16, 2014

John Elder Robison, renowned autism self-advocate and a neuro-diversity scholar at the College of William and Mary, called on the autism community to embrace brain research and the development of treatments that ease suffering. His remarks immediately followed the announcement of a new brain-donor registration site for Autism BrainNet.

Autism Speaks and Simons Foundation Create New Brain Tissue Network

Autism BrainNet will acquire, prepare and distribute the precious gift of brain tissue to advance autism research
May 02, 2013

Autism Speaks and the Simons Foundation are establishing and funding a new network to advance autism research through the precious gift of postmortem brain donation. They announced the creation of the Autism BrainNet today at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR).

See-Through Brain Tissue Promises to Advance Autism Research

April 15, 2013

Donation to Autism Speaks Autism Tissue Program involved in visually stunning advancement in brain research

 

 

In a dramatic breakthrough, researchers have developed a method for rendering brain tissue transparent. They then used fluorescent chemicals to highlight three-dimensional networks of brain cells and fibers to study their connections.