Geri Dawson

Autism Prevalence Rises to 1 in 88

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ... More...

DSM-5 Update

“DSM-5 Update”

A Letter from Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer     

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‘Costs of Autism’ Summit

Goldman Sachs, in collaboration with Autism Speaks and the Child Development Centre of Hong Kong, will convene an... More...

Autism Care Slams Mom’s Income

New research confirms what many families know too well: Having a child with auti... More...

Autism Speaks Awards Over $1.1 Million in Research Grants

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce more than $1.1 million in research g... More...

Researchers See Differences in Autism Brain Development as Early as 6 Months

New York, N.Y. (February 17, 2012) –The changes in brain development that underlie autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be detectable in children as young as 6 months, according to research reported online today in the ... More...

If breakthroughs take time, how can research help families today?

  Posted by Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson, Ph.D.   Dear friends,  

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Autism Risk Gene Linked to Sensory Overload

New research may help explain how a specific gene mutation produces the hypersensitivities to sound experienced by many pe... More...

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