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Autism Speaks Launches Research Program Aimed At Scientists New To The Field Of Autism

The Request For Proposals Represents Autism Speaks First Scientific Initiative Since Its Founding in February of 2005; Dana Foundation

April 23, 2007


The Request For Proposals Represents Autism Speaks First Scientific Initiative Since Its Founding in February of 2005; Dana Foundation to Assist in Administering Grant Requests

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Twisted Sister Presents Check to Autism Speaks

October 03, 2007

Today, members of the rock group Twisted Sister, presented a check for more than $17,000 to Autism Speaks, at the VH1 Classic headquarters in New York City. The check represents a portion of the proceeds from “Twisted Christmas”, a holiday CD that benefited Cure Autism Now. The initiative was a part of VH1 Classic's Rock Autism campaign, created to spread awareness and raise funds. Razor & Tie and VH1 Classic Records partnered with Twisted Sister to guarantee a portion of the album's proceeds would benefit CAN.

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Suzanne Wright Addresses Teachers at Nantucket High School

September 05, 2007


Autism Speaks Co-founder Suzanne Wright addressed a group of fifty teachers at Nantucket High School's Professional Development Day on Tuesday, August 28, 2007, and announced the development of an autism resource center at the school. After her speech, she introduced Dr. Ivy Feldman, a clinical psychologist specializing in child psychology and Educational Director at the McCarton School, and Dr. Ann Densmore, a speech and language consultant for private and public schools, who presented on various education techniques.

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Autism Speaks Chosen as a Semifinalist for American Express: The Members Project

Cast your vote for “A Cure for Autism”
July 11, 2007


"A Cure for Autism" is one of 50 semifinalists in American Express's Members Project, which aims to unite American Express card members behind one cause. Autism Speaks is the "Fulfilling Organization" for the project, which was submitted by the mother of nine-year-old twin boys with autism. American Express will contribute $1 to the winning project for each card member who registers on the project's website, up to $5 million.

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Autism Speaks in the Top 25 for American Express: The Members Project

Cast your vote for “A Cure for Autism”
July 16, 2007


"A Cure for Autism" is one of the top 25 semifinalists in American Express's Members Project, which aims to unite American Express card members behind one cause. Autism Speaks is the "Fulfilling Organization" for the project, which was submitted by the mother of nine-year-old twin boys with autism. American Express will contribute $1 to the winning project for each card member who registers on the project's website, up to $5 million.

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Study: Children Can Be Diagnosed with Autism by Age One

July 05, 2007


BALTIMORE -- July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ In a study published this week in the Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland found that autism can be diagnosed at close to one year of age, which is the earliest the disorder has ever been diagnosed. The study, which evaluated social and communication development in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) from 14 to 36 months of age, revealed that approximately half of all children with autism can be diagnosed around the first birthday.

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IOM to Hold Workshop on Autism and the Environment

April 23, 2007


On April 18 and 19, 2007, the Institute of Medicine, or IOM, will host a workshop in Washington, D.C. entitled: “Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Research.” This workshop, organized in response to a request from the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, will be hosted in collaboration with the IOM's Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine.

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One Month After Launch, Interactive Autism Network Reports 13,000 Registered Participants Eager to Accelerate Autism Research

May 11, 2007


The Interactive Autism Network (IAN)—the first national online autism registry, spearheaded by the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and funded by a grant from Autism Speaks—has registered an unprecedented number of individuals and families living with autism. Never before have researchers been offered access to such a large pool of family-provided data on this puzzling disorder. In only one month, IAN (www.IANproject.org) has achieved significant milestones:

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