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Autism Acceptance on Campus

Study suggests greater acceptance of autism-related behaviors when college students know a fellow student has autism
May 03, 2013

 

The transition to college is an understandably anxious time for many students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). How will they be accepted by other college students? How open should they be about their autism?

Autism Speaks and Simons Foundation Create New Brain Tissue Network

Autism BrainNet will acquire, prepare and distribute the precious gift of brain tissue to advance autism research
May 02, 2013

Autism Speaks and the Simons Foundation are establishing and funding a new network to advance autism research through the precious gift of postmortem brain donation. They announced the creation of the Autism BrainNet today at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR).

Early Results from Autism Study: Arbaclofen May Improve Sociability

If benefits and safety confirmed by additional trials, medicine could become first to treat a core symptom of autism
May 01, 2013

 

Speech Devices Can Help Build Language in Schoolchildren with Autism

Minimally verbal schoolchildren with autism gained spoken language faster when play-based therapy included speech-generating devices
May 01, 2013