Geraldine Dawson

Annual Letter from the Chief Science Officer

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Bioinformatics in Autism Research

- by Ian Thomas, NIEHS public affairs specialist 

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Autism Speaks Top 10 Autism Research Achievements of 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 20, 2011­) – Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, has released its annual list of the 10 most significant science achievements to have impacted autism during the previo... More...

The next step toward treatment for the core symptoms of autism

by Chief Science Officer of Autism Speaks, Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D.  

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NICHD Director Dr. Alexander Discusses the Need for More Research on Environmental Risk Factors for Autism Spectrum Disorders

This is the first in an occasional series of interviews with key figures in the science and autism fields.

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Sports, Exercise, and the Benefits of Physical Activity for Individuals with Autism

Autism is a complex neurobiological, developmental disorder that is typically diagnosed in childhood and often lasts throughout a person's lifetime. The hallmark characteristics of autism include an impaired ability to communicate and relate to ot... More...

ATN Meeting Kicks Off Newly Expanded Network

The Autism Treatment Network (ATN) held its kick-off meeting for the newly expanded treatment network January 12-13, in Santa Monica, Calif. The meeting was an unprecedented gathering of medical autism experts from across the United States and Can... More...

Accelerated Head Growth Can Help Predict Autism

Two new studies out of the University of Washington's Autism Center say accelerated head growth can help pediatricians predict autism before behavioral symptoms start. According to the research, children later diagnosed with autism have normal-siz... More...

Autism Spectrum Quarterly

In a candid interview with Autism Spectrum Quarterly, Dr. Geraldine Dawson discusses what went into her decision to leave her research lab to become the Chief Science Officer for Autism Speaks. She also talks... More...

2001 Grants Funded (CAN)

Early detection of autism

Jan Buitelaar, M.D., Ph.D., University Medical Center Utrecht (Pilot Research)... More...

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