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Lonnie Zwaigenbaum

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).

Now Available For Families – Baby Siblings Research Consortium Publishes Guide on Clinical Assessment of Infants

May 28, 2009

In May, the journal Pediatrics published an article authored by members of Autism Speaks' High Risk Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC) to expand on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations on evaluation by primary care providers of 18 and 24 months olds with suspected autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and is part of an ongoing effort of the BSRC to share research findings with the clinical community.

Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research

2001 Awards (NAAR)

In 2001, NAAR broke new ground in terms of the amount of money committed to autism research and the number of projects funding. It also marked the first time the organization funded projects in Israel and Ireland, and included In 2001, NAAR committed approximately $3.1 million to fund 28 pilot studies, fellowships and programs, including its largest investment to date in a single project: The Baby Sibs Study – a collaborative, multi-site research program taking place in Canada and the U.S.