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Geri Dawson

On Thursday June 7th Autism Speaks Head of Medical Research Joe Horrigan, M.D., a clinical child and adolescent psychiatrist, was joined by guest hosts Dan Coury, M.D., medical director of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) and ATN Program Director Nancy Jones, Ph.D., for our monthly 'The Doctors Are In' webchat. Here's the full transcript. 

 

 

March Madness took on a whole new meaning for Autism Speaks! We were gearing up to Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day with exciting intiatives across all of our departments. March also closed out with the release of the CDC's new prevalence numbers that came with a lot of Autism Speaks activity - everything from television appearances, blog posts, newspaper editorials, testimonies, and live chats!

Take a minute to catch up on March!

The CDC’s new estimate of autism prevalence – 1 in 88 children in the United States – demands that we recognize autism as a public health emergency and national priority warranting immediate attention. For perspective, more children are affected by autism in this country than by diabetes, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy or Down syndrome – combined.