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Autism Speaks Awards $4.8 Million in New Research Grants

January 03, 2013

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce $4.8 million in funding for 14 new research projects. They include two environmental science grants, two innovative small business grants, six basic and clinical research projects and four targeted research awards.

Early Intervention Program Alters Brain Activity in Children with Autism

Clinical study of Early Start Denver Model intervention shows that it improves not only social skills, but also brain responses to social cues

 

American Psychiatric Association Approves DSM-5 Revisions

December 02, 2012

 

 

1 December 2012

Dear friends and colleagues,

Today, the American Psychiatric Association voted to accept the revised fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The manual – used by clinicians nationwide to diagnose mental health conditions – will be published in spring 2013.

Early Intervention Improves Social Skills and Brain Activity in Preschoolers with Autism, Study Finds

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