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Clara Lajonchere

Provides Valuable Instruction to Parents and Providers to Improve Daily Communication When Your Child with Autism Has Limited Verbal Skills

Autism Speaks released the Visual Supports and Autism Spectrum Disorder tool kit providing valuable guidance to parents, families and p

December 01, 2011
NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 1, 2011) – Autism Speaks, North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization today released the Visual Supports and Autism Spectrum Disorder tool kit providing valuable guidance to parents, families and providers about how to utilize pictures, photographs and other visual supports to improve communication for children, adolescents and adults who struggle with understanding or using language.
July 04, 2011

It’s not just genes.

The results of the largest autism twin study ever performed suggest that environmental influences during pregnancy may significantly increase the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among twins. This contrasts with previous thinking – based on much smaller twin studies – that inherited genes, by themselves, account for virtually all of a child’s risk for developing the disorder.

Genetics Alone Cannot Account for the High Rates of Autism among Fraternal, or Non-Identical, Twins

Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, joined in announcing significant findings from the largest

July 04, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 4, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, joined in announcing significant findings from the largest known study of twins with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This work, conducted by a consortium of renowned researchers and using material from Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) was published online today in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

Organization Restructures Science Program, Announces New Staff Appointments

(NEW YORK, NY – April 16, 2007) – Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and

April 23, 2007

(NEW YORK, NY – April 16, 2007) – Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, today announced the re-structuring of its science department. Sophia Colamarino, Ph.D. is named Vice President of Research; Andy Shih, Ph.D. is named Vice President of Scientific Affairs; Clara Lajonchere, Ph.D. is named Vice President of Clinical Programs, and Alycia Halladay, Ph.D. is named Associate Director of Research for Environmental Sciences.

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