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Baby Sibling Study Finds Strong Predictors of Autism at 18 Months

Study identifies behavior patterns that predict autism with near 80 percent certainty, flags opportunity for early intervention
October 15, 2014

Study identifies behavior patterns that predict autism with near 80 percent certainty, flags opportunity for early intervention 

NJ Hospital Has Autism-Friendly Emergency Room

October 15, 2014

(October 15, 2014) - At Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell Township, N.J., they understand just how traumatic a trip to the ER can be for an individual with autism. Staff has undergone months of training to learn how to make the hospital atmosphere a more welcoming and sensory-friendly place for patients on the spectrum.

The hospital’s pediatric department is the first to become autism-friendly then the plan is to expand it to its adult emergency department. A parent focus group was also brought in to refine the program.

Autism Speaks' Paul Wang Discusses Vaccine Safety in MSNBC Interview

Autism Speaks head of medical research addresses the recent flare up of concerns
October 09, 2014

Autism Speaks head of medical research addresses the recent flare up of concerns

(Oct 9, 2014) Today on MSNBC, Ronan Farrow interviewed developmental pediatrician Paul Wang, Autism Speaks’ head of medical research, on vaccine safety in the wake of a recent flare up of concerns that there is a link to autism. Dr. Wang explained misconceptions around the study that was associated with the controversy. 
 

International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Autism Oct 3 &4

Autism Speaks co-hosts global conference on how digital technology is changing the lives of people with autism
September 30, 2014

(Sept 30, 2014) Autism Speaks, the Orange Foundation, the Pasteur Institute and the Adapta Foundation are hosting the 2nd International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Autism (ITASD) at the Pasteur Institute, in Paris, October 3 and 4. The conference will bring together scientists, care givers, associations and both individuals and families affected by autism.

Autism Risk Lowest when Pregnancies Spaced 2 to 5 Years Apart

Large study supports earlier research associating closely spaced pregnancies with increased risk of autism
September 29, 2014