A new study shows that infants who go on to develop autism take longer to shift their gaze between images than do infants who develop normally. The investigators detected the delay in 7-month-old babies and linked it to differences in a part of the brain associated with visual processing.
September 28, 2012
Autism Speaks is pleased to announce nearly $5 million in funding for new research on autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The grants include a Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Award to study the multi-generation effects of medications taken during pregnancy. Other research projects include:
Grants include a Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Award to study the multi-generation effects of medications taken during pregnancy
Autism Speaks today announced the awarding of new research grants totaling nearly $5 million.
September 27, 2012
New York, N.Y. (September 27, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the awarding of new research grants totaling nearly $5 million. “Autism Speaks is committed to continuing our research which has tremendous potential to increase our understanding of autism and addressing the needs of individuals with autism,” said Autism Speaks Co-founder Bob Wright, “and we are grateful to the donors who make this research possible.”
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.
October 17, 2011
Rates of autism are five times higher among children born at low birth weight than those of normal weight, according to a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics. The finding adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that babies born at low birth weight have an elevated risk for developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).
Researchers are Looking for More Families to Participate
March 24, 2010
March 24, 2010
Combines Two Projects to Research Risk from Pre-Natal Development Through Early Childhood
NEW YORK, NY (February 26,2009) Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it h
February 26, 2009
NEW YORK, NY (February 26,2009) – Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it has committed $5 million to investigate genetic and environmental risk factors for autism. The project will expand and link two large-scale, multi-site studies focusing on a collaborative prospective study of more than 2000 infant siblings of children with autism, who are at higher genetic risk for developing the disorder. Many of these infants will be followed from close to conception through early childhood.