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Autism Speaks is funding a three-year research project to assess the effect of proposed revisions to the criteria used to diagnose autism. These revisions concern the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The new study is among 22 Autism Speaks More...
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. “Suzanne and I are extraordinarily proud of Autism More...
Autism Speaks Voices Concerns to DSM-5 Work Group A Letter from Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer       11 June 2012 Dear friends, As many of you are aware, Autism Speaks is playing a proactive role in monitoring the effect of the planned revisions to the definition of autism More...
May was another big month here at Autism Speaks! Take some time to read what has been happening! Science * The clear science highlight for May is the IMFAR (International Meeting for Autism Research) conference, where Autism Speaks and the Simons Foundation were the anchor sponsors. Autism More...
The American Psychiatric Associate and the members of the DSM-5 Task Force and Work Groups have opened up public comment on the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). For the next six weeks, commenting and feedback to the current draft of the More...
          May 18, 2012 Dear Friends, I am pleased to provide another update on the DSM-5, after hearing a talk delivered by Sue Swedo, M.D., at the 2012 International Meeting on Autism Research (IMFAR), in Toronto. As many of you are aware, Autism Speaks is playing a More...
This blog post is by Harold Doherty. His son Conor has autism. Visit Harold's blog Facing Autism in New Brunswick for more! You can find the original post here. Today was DSM5 Autism Do-Over Day at IMFAR 2012.  Dr. Susan Swedo, head of the DSM5 committee that drafted the DSM5 More...
This blog post is by Harold Doherty. His son Conor has autism. Visit Harold's blog Facing Autism in New Brunswick for more! You can find the original post here. Dr. Susan Swedo of the DSM5 autism committee presented a defense of the proposed DSM5 Autism Spectrum Disorder twice yesterday at More...
Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., was interviewed by NPR on the latest study out on the DSM-5, the diagnostic manual for conditions like autism. Read an update from Dr. Dawson, Findings from DSM-5 Field Testing, on what the latest findings mean. More...
  DSM-5 Update: Field Testing A Letter from Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer           8 May 2012   Dear friends, I’m pleased to report on the latest findings from field trials using the proposed new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for autism More...