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Hunting for Autism's Earliest Clues

By Ariel Bleicher
April 01, 2013

The brown-eyed boy in the video is 13 months old. He wears overalls and a blue-striped shirt and sits on his mother’s lap. On the table in front of them is a green washcloth. The boy picks it up and swings it near his ear as if he were guessing the contents of a Christmas present.

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 Awards $4.8 Million for New Research Projects

Latest Funding Supports Advances in Environmental Science and Innovative Small Business Projects as well as Basic & Clinical Research

Autism Speaks today announced the award of $4.8 million in funding for 14 new research projects. To date, Autism Speaks has committed m

January 07, 2013

New York, N.Y. (January 7, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the award of $4.8 million in funding for 14 new research projects. To date, Autism Speaks has committed more than $195 million for research projects that advance understanding of the causes, prevention treatment and cure of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  

Autism Speaks Awards $4.8 Million in New Research Grants

January 03, 2013

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce $4.8 million in funding for 14 new research projects. They include two environmental science grants, two innovative small business grants, six basic and clinical research projects and four targeted research awards.

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.”