Autism Speaks is proud to announce a new funding opportunity for researchers studying early intervention strategies for children at risk for developing autism. This new funding initiative reflects the mission of Autism Speaks to fund scientific research into the treatments of autism spectrum disorder, providing researchers with resources in order to help those affected with autism.
NEW YORK, NY (July 5, 2007) -- Autism Speaks, the largest non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, today announced that its Clinical Trials Network (CTN) is launching a new study in collaboration with specialty pharmaceutical company Neuropharm Group Plc.
NEW YORK, NY (June 29, 2007) -- Autism Speaks today announced that it has approved $15.2 million in funding for 52 new research grants, spanning a wide range of topics to improve our understanding of the risk factors for autism, its underlying mechanisms, and how a disorder that now affects one in every 150 children might be more effectively treated and prevented.
Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton of CBS' Everybody Loves Raymond, spoke out on ABC News' Sunday morning talk show This Week about the political bottleneck that is tying up the Combating Autism Act. Click here to read a report and view video on the ABCNews.com web site.
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(NEW YORK, NY - June 19, 2006) – Autism Speaks is funding 63 new biomedical research projects at a total value of over $6.9 million. The awards cover a broad spectrum of autism sciences, including cognitive/motor processing, diagnosis, epidemiology, genetics, language and communication, neurobiology (including molecular biology and immunology), neuroimaging, neuropathology and treatment.
Three categories of grants are being funded: