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Achieves significant gains in social interaction and brain activity associated with response to social cues

The Early Start Denver Model, a comprehensive behavioral early intervention program that is appropriate for children with autism spectr

October 26, 2012

(NEW YORK, N.Y., October 26, 2012) – The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a comprehensive behavioral early intervention program that is appropriate for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as young as 12 months, has been found to be effective in improving social skills and brain responses to social cues in a randomized controlled study published online today in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

July 02, 2012

Please join Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson, Ph.D., for her monthly “The Doctors Are In” webchat Thursday, July 5, at 3 pm ET/noon PT. Her guest hosts will include psychologist Sally Rogers, Ph.D., and behavior analyst Laurie Vismara, Ph.D., both of the MIND Institute at the University of California-Davis. They are Dr.

January 26, 2012

In their first year of life, babies who later develop autism tend to show unusual brain responses when watching a moving image of a face that looks toward or away from them. This new finding suggests that direct measures of brain activity in infants as young as six months may help predict the later development of autism.