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Delayed Gaze Shifting an Early Marker for Autism

March 20, 2013

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.

Autism Speaks Funds New Research

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:

Autism Speaks Awards Nearly $5 Million to Fund Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders

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.”

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

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.

Study Finds Low Birth Weight Children at Higher Risk for Autism

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).

Autism Speaks Announces $5 Million to Fund Studies on Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Autism

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.

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