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At many of our awareness and fundraising events, participants ask Autism Speaks staff how our organization invests funds locally and how the local community benefits from those funds.  In an effort to answer these questions, our Rochester Community Leadership Committee held its 2012 Rochester Walk Now for Autism Speaks Awards Ceremony and 2013 Walk Kick Off in conjunction with the 2013 Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (AS-ATN) Conference at the University of Rochester (U of R) Medical Center.  The purpose of combining these June 8th events was to show walkers that

This week’s “Got Questions?” answer comes from Christopher McDougle, MD, director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Lurie Center for Autism, a member of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network.

One of your recent blogs described a study aimed at managing the weight gain associated with the antipsychotic medicines used to treat autism-related irritability. We’re considering one of these medications for our child. Are there other side effects?