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Baby Sibling Study Finds Strong Predictors of Autism at 18 Months

Study identifies behavior patterns that predict autism with near 80 percent certainty, flags opportunity for early intervention
October 15, 2014

Study identifies behavior patterns that predict autism with near 80 percent certainty, flags opportunity for early intervention 

Small Study Shows Promise for Parent-led Autism Intervention for Babies

In pilot study, parents deliver “Infant Start” intervention for babies with signs of autism; symptoms significantly reduced by age 3
September 09, 2014

In a small pilot study, parents learned and delivered a treatment that significantly reduced autism symptoms in babies who had shown warning signs for the disorder.

Study Suggests Repetitive Behaviors Emerge Early in Autism

Researchers say greater focus on repetitive behaviors may help identify babies and toddlers who will benefit from early intervention
May 15, 2014

A greater focus on very early repetitive behaviors may help identify more babies and toddlers who would benefit from early intervention for autism, a new study suggests.

Direct Evidence that Autism Starts During Prenatal Development

Researchers find common pattern of disruption to prenatal brain development; propose that early intervention may help brain compensate
March 26, 2014

Update: Read our related Q&A with Autism Speaks neuroscientist Dan Smith here.

 

 

 

Autism Speaks Study Finds Advances towards Early Screening, Concerns about Path to Intervention

A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism

January 28, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 29, 2014) – A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism.

Advancing Earlier Intervention for Autism: Is Early Screening Enough?

Autism Speaks investigators find advances toward universal early screening, but raise concerns about subsequent steps to early intervention
January 29, 2014