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National Institutes of Health

They Hear You! NIH Seeks DSM-5 Input from Autism Community

Self-advocates, families and autism professionals invited to weigh in on research to explore effects of new diagnostic criteria for ASD
April 17, 2014

The National Institutes of Health is inviting input from self-advocates, family members, health professionals and scientists on research that can explore the effects of the new diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

NIH Funds Expansion of Research on iPad-Assisted Language Development

Autism Speaks-funded pilot study suggested that speech-generating devices help minimally verbal children with autism learn to speak
November 19, 2013

 

Researchers Launch Study with Oxytocin Nasal Spray

A large clinical trial will test the safety and effectiveness of oxytocin nasal spray to improve sociability and communication in children and teens with autism. The federally funded clinical trial follows the promising results of a pilot study funded by Autism Speaks.