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Small Study Shows Promise for Parent-led Autism Intervention for Babies

In pilot study, parents deliver “Infant Start” intervention for babies with signs of autism; symptoms significantly reduced by age 3
September 09, 2014

In a small pilot study, parents learned and delivered a treatment that significantly reduced autism symptoms in babies who had shown warning signs for the disorder.

More Evidence of Impaired Immune Response in Some Children with Autism

Study follows up on earlier research showing higher incidence of problems with cell-powerhouses known as mitochondria
April 21, 2014

Researchers studying immune cells called granulocytes found evidence of weakened cell function in a small study of ten children with autism.

Autism Researchers Say Nearly Half of Baby Siblings Show Delays at 12 Months

Investigators urge close monitoring and early intervention for developmental issues among infant siblings of children with autism
March 10, 2014


Researchers in Autism Speaks Baby Siblings Research Consortium report that they can detect developmental problems at 12 months in nearly half of children who have an older brother or sister with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Free Seminar on Role of Immunology, Genes and Environment in Autism

Leading autism researchers will present & answer questions via webstream as well as in person at UC-Davis
May 22, 2013

 

Autism Speaks, the Autism Research Institute and the MIND Institute at the University of California-Davis invite researchers and the public to attend “Immunological Factors, Genes and the Environment in Autism: from Research to Treatment.” The educational session will take place Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time at the UC-Davis MIND Institute.