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Worms, Hot Baths Make Headlines as Potential Autism Treatments

December 13, 2013

Two preliminary and strange-sounding findings are making headlines this week. Researchers are seeing if harmless, anti-inflammatory intestinal worms or hot baths can temporarily ease autism symptoms in some children. Their very early results look promising. Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer, Rob Ring, was asked to comment on the research by HealthDay.

 "My own general mantra is to be agnostic about where new ideas come from, but religious about data," Ring said. "It's important for the field of autism to develop new approaches."

Autism Speaks Announces Preclinical Autism Consortium for Therapeutics (PACT)

PACT Takes First Steps in Answering the Urgent Call for Effective Autism Treatments by Building a Preclinical Testing Platform

Veteran autism researchers partner in an effort to facilitate the discovery of effective treatments for individuals with autism

October 02, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 3, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the launch of the Preclinical Autism Consortium for Therapeutics (PACT).

Treating the Whole Person with Autism Conference Sets New Direction for Parent-Clinician Collaboration

“Whole Person,” Family-Centered Medical Care Addresses the Individual’s and the Family’s Unique Set of Needs and Challenges

Over 400 attendees from across the U.S. and around the world participated in the first national conference for families and professiona

August 09, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 9, 2012) – Over 400 attendees from across the U.S. and around the world participated in the first national conference for families and professionals, “Treating the Whole Person with Autism: Comprehensive Care for Children and Adolescents with ASD.”

Autism Speaks Awards Nearly $2.9 Million to Fund Autism Research

High-Priority Research Will Study the Impact of the Proposed DSM-5 on Autism Diagnosis; a Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Grant Will Track Prenatal and Postnatal Chemical Exposures; and Studies Will Lead to Development of Medicines, New Behavioral Treatments, and Improve Minority Community Access to Early Intervention

Autism Speaks announced the award of new research grants totaling nearly $2.9 million in funding to support autism research. “

June 21, 2012

New York, N.Y. (June 21, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the award of new research grants totaling nearly $2.9 million in funding to support autism research.

ATN/AIR-P Parent's Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis

This tool kit is an informational guide to Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). It is designed to provide you with a better understanding of ABA, how your child can benefit, and where/how you can seek ABA services. ABA is a set of principles that form the basis for many behavioral treatments. ABA is based on the science of learning and behavior.

Autism Speaks Provides Strategies to Help Parents with Difficult Behaviors When Their Child has Autism

Three New Tool Kits from the Autism Treatment Network Provide Valuable Guidance for Parents on Behavioral Health Treatments, Applied Behavioral Analysis and Toilet Training

Autism Speak today released An Introduction to Behavioral Health Treatments, Applied Behavior Analysis and Toilet Training parent&rs

June 21, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 21, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today released An Introduction to Behavioral Health Treatments, Applied Behavior Analysis and Toilet Training parent’s guides.

Autism Speaks to Play Key Roles at the 2012 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR)

Brings Together More Than 1800 Participants From Around the World to Discuss the Latest Findings on the Causes, Treatments and Diagnoses of Autism
Autism Speaks is a major sponsor and scientific participant in the 2012 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). Organized by
May 16, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 15, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, is a major sponsor and scientific participant in the 2012 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). Organized by the International Society of Autism Research, IMFAR brings together more than 1800 scientists, clinicians, students, parents and individuals with autism from 40 countries to discuss and share the latest research into autism's causes, treatments and diagnoses.