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.
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.
Registration now open for July 26 - 27 conference featuring workshops and scientific sessions on autism care through the life span
Autism Speaks Trailblazer research supports new theory that blocking cell distress signals can ease autism symptoms
Fewer connections between distant brain regions may explain why people with autism excel at some tasks, struggle with others
Hopeful news for families; study counters belief that nonverbal children won’t acquire speech after age 4
New study reveals very early brain marker of autism risk; may lead to earlier detection and treatment
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.