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Infant Head Size and Autism: Baby Sibs Study Shows No Connection

In largest-ever study, Autism Speaks Baby Siblings Research Consortium helps settle longtime debate over proposed early sign of autism
August 14, 2014

With the largest study of its kind, the Autism Speaks Baby Siblings Research Consortium has further laid to rest the longstanding idea that an abnormally large infant head size is an early sign of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Autism Speaks Study Finds Advances towards Early Screening, Concerns about Path to Intervention

A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism

January 28, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 29, 2014) – A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism.

Autism Speaks Launches New Ad Council Campaign – “Maybe”

May 20, 2013

Extending its award-winning “Learn the Signs” campaign, Autism Speaks today launched the “Maybe” campaign, a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to reach African American and Hispanic parents. According to research, children in these communities are often diagnosed later than the national average.

Tune-in for Lifetime's World Premiere of 'Twist of Faith' Starring Autism Advocate Toni Braxton

February 08, 2013

Tune-in for the world premiere of Lifetime's Twist of Faith on Saturday, February 9 at 8pm EST starring autism adovacate Toni Braxton. 

Twist of Faith is a compelling interfaith love story about a single Christian mother (Braxton) and an Orthodox Jewish widower (David Julian Hirsh), whose mutual passion for music and singing draws them together. 

To learn more about this movie and to check local listings, visit here.

Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised (M-CHAT-R™)

Instructions for Taking and Scoring the M-CHAT-R (available in other languages here)