Geraldine Dawson

Brain Network Analysis Furthers Understanding of Autism

Fewer connections between distant brain regions may explain why people with autism excel at some tasks, struggle with others

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Many Nonverbal Children with Autism Overcome Severe Language Delays

Hopeful news for families; study counters belief that nonverbal children won’t acquire speech after age 4

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Autism Sleuth

The Association for Psychological Science spotlights the research career of Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson

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Autism Speaks Advocates for Mental Health

Dear friends and colleagues,

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2012: The Year in Science

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Mounting Evidence of Critical Need for Adult Transition Support

Young adults with autism less likely than any other disability group to be employed or enrolled in higher education 

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CDC Revises Estimate of Autism Prevalence: 1 in 88

Continuing increase in prevalence reaffirms public-health crisis

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Discovery of Pre-symptom Marker of Autism

Researchers use MRI to reveal differences in the brain’s white matter in infants as young as 6 months 

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Peer Training Outperforms Traditional Autism Interventions

Training classmates produces greater gains in social inclusion than even one-on-one training between therapist and child 

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