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Geraldine Dawson

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.

May 18, 2013

Dear friends,

At its annual meeting this weekend, the American Psychiatric Association released the long-anticipated fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Clinicians across the United States and much of the world use DSM to diagnose neuro-developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Autism BrainNet will Acquire, Process, Store, and Distribute Tissue to Accelerate Autism Research

Autism Speaks and the Simons Foundation announced the establishment and funding of a new network of sites to collect brain tissue

May 02, 2013

New York, N.Y. (May 2, 2013) – Autism Speaks and the Simons Foundation announced the establishment and funding of a new network of sites to collect brain tissue to advance autism research through brain donation at today’s International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR).

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).

March 25, 2013

Today, the federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) sent a unanimously signed letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. It urges her to set minimum federal standards of autism coverage for health plans as part of her department’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.