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Michael Rosanoff

July 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (July 24, 2014) -- A House subcommittee heard expert testimony yesterday on the global challenges and advances occurring with autism research and services, with a special focus on the needs of individuals transitioning into adulthood. Michael Rosanoff, Autism Speaks' associate director of public health research, briefed the members on the Global Autism Public Health Initiative launched by Autism Speaks in 2008.

First study on adult drivers with autism reveals self-perceived challenges and self-imposed limits; can tailored driver education help?
June 30, 2014

 

As the number of adults with autism rapidly grows, a new study suggests a range of self-reported difficulties that might be addressed by tailored training to support safe driving – a key to independence for many adults.

Landmark study, funded by Autism Speaks, provides crucial information for public policy and service planning across the lifespan
June 09, 2014

 

Research funded by Autism Speaks has provided the most comprehensive and current estimate of autism’s costs to individuals, families and society:

Analysis of 10 studies involving more than 1.2 million children reaffirms that vaccines don’t cause autism; MMR shot may actually decrease risk
May 19, 2014

A meta-analysis of ten studies involving more than 1.2 million children reaffirms that vaccines don’t cause autism. If anything, immunization was associated with decreased risk that children would develop autism, a possibility that’s strongest with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

Autism Speaks study finds non-experts can use new, simple test to screen for autism among children in poor world regions
February 13, 2014

 

Researchers have shown that a simple screening test for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders is both practical and effective for use in world regions lacking in resources and expertise.