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Calls to Action

Geri Dawson

March 20, 2012

Goldman Sachs, in collaboration with Autism Speaks and the Child Development Centre of Hong Kong, will convene an international conference, Investing in our Future: The Economic Costs of Autism, on March 31. The conference will feature leading autism experts who will exchange views and research on autism economics including how access to appropriate and timely intervention can dramatically reduce economic costs to families and society.

Research by Autism Speaks-Funded Infant Brain Imaging Study Offers Future Promise to Identify Infants at Risk for Autism before Behavioral Symptoms Become Evident

The changes in brain development that underlie autism spectrum disorder may be detectable in children as young as 6 months, according t

February 17, 2012

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 American Journal of Psychiatry.

February 02, 2012

New research may help explain how a specific gene mutation produces the hypersensitivities to sound experienced by many persons affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The researchers found that when a suspected autism gene – PTEN – is disabled in the sound-processing center of a mouse brain, incoming signals are abnormally amplified regardless of whether their source is near or far.