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Autism Speaks' Rob Ring to Serve on Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

Newly appointed to the IACC, Autism Speaks' chief science officer redoubles pledge to put science to work for families
July 02, 2014

Today, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced the appointment of Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Rob Ring as a new public member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). The committee advises the government on federally funded autism research and related activities. It also provides a forum for public input on these issues.

Neuroscience 2013: Q&A with NIMH Chief Tom Insel

The director of the National Institutes of Mental Health discusses the future of autism diagnosis, treatment and research
November 11, 2013

Following a National Institutes of Health press conference at Neuroscience 2013, in San Diego, National Institute of Mental Health Director Tom Insel sat down with Autism Speaks to talk about the future of autism research, diagnosis and treatment.

 

See-Through Brain Tissue Promises to Advance Autism Research

April 15, 2013

Donation to Autism Speaks Autism Tissue Program involved in visually stunning advancement in brain research

 

 

In a dramatic breakthrough, researchers have developed a method for rendering brain tissue transparent. They then used fluorescent chemicals to highlight three-dimensional networks of brain cells and fibers to study their connections.

Early Intervention Program Alters Brain Activity in Children with Autism

Clinical study of Early Start Denver Model intervention shows that it improves not only social skills, but also brain responses to social cues