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

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Autism Speaks 2013 National Conference for Families and Professionals

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

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Study Opens Promising New Direction in Autism Research

Autism Speaks Trailblazer research supports new theory that blocking cell distress signals can ease autism symptoms

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Brain Network Analysis Furthers Understanding of Autism

Fewer connections between distant brain regions may explain why people with autism excel at some tasks, struggle with others

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Many Nonverbal Children with Autism Overcome Severe Language Delays

Hopeful news for families; study counters belief that nonverbal children won’t acquire speech after age 4

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Autism Shares Risk Genes with Major Psychiatric Disorders

A “Top Ten Advances in Autism Research 2013” Selection See all the year’s “Top Ten” here.... More...

Ultrasound Flags Autism Risk in Low Birth Weight Infants

New study reveals very early brain marker of autism risk; may lead to earlier detection and treatment

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The “Female Protective Effect”

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

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