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Autism Speaks at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)

Public invited to live streaming of IMFAR press conference; daily news reports and blogs
May 01, 2013

Autism Speaks is pleased to be a continuing sponsor of the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). This year’s annual meeting is being held in San Sebastian, Spain, May 2 – 4.

Delayed Gaze Shifting an Early Marker for Autism

March 20, 2013

A new study shows that infants who go on to develop autism take longer to shift their gaze between images than do infants who develop normally. The investigators detected the delay in 7-month-old babies and linked it to differences in a part of the brain associated with visual processing.

Autism Speaks 2013 National Conference for Families and Professionals

March 19, 2013

Registration now open for July 26 - 27 conference featuring workshops and scientific sessions on autism care through the life span

The “Female Protective Effect”

February 26, 2013

A new study provides insights into why girls are much less likely than boys to develop autism

Boys are up to five times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls are. Researchers have proposed theories to explain why. It may be that girls are less likely to be diagnosed because their symptoms are less obvious. Or, something about a girl’s biology may protect her from developing autism.