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Largest-ever autism genome study finds most affected siblings have different autism-risk genes

Surprising finding makes cover of Nature Medicine; study data becomes part of historic first upload to Autism Speaks MSSNG portal for open-access
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Study: Gluten/casein-free diet doesn’t improve autism symptoms

A small, carefully controlled study found no improvement in behavior, autism symptoms, sleep patterns or bowel habits when children with autism were
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New evidence that pregnant women with autism need additional support

The first nationwide study of pregnant women with developmental or intellectual disabilities has found high rates of pregnancy complications including
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Autism Speaks Launches MSSNG Portal for Open-Access Genomics Research

Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today launched the web-based portal for its MSSNG database, making the
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Researchers develop first autism symptom self-assessment for adults

A new test may be one of the first effective self-assessments for a core symptom of autism in adults.

Documentary shows autism dads need support too

This documentary is highlighting the perspectives of autism dads in our community! “Autistic Like Me: A Father’s Perspective” looks at the lives of
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Large study on parent age & autism finds increased risk with teen moms

The largest-ever multinational study of parental age and autism risk found increased autism rates among the children of teen moms and among children
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For kids with autism, supplements often result in nutrient imbalances

In largest study of its kind, Autism Speaks ATN researchers find too-high levels of some vitamins and minerals, not enough of others.
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No MMR Vaccine-Autism Link in Large Study

In a large study, researchers found no link between MMR vaccines and autism-even among kids considered at high risk for autism spectrum disorder. Read

10 Things to Know About the ABLE Act

The ABLE Act is built on the foundation of the current 529 education savings plans that help families save for college.  In the case of ABLE, families
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How wearable technology could benefit individuals with autism

A presentation delivered by Dr. Ned Sahin, CEO of Brain Power, spotlighted the importance of transforming “wearables,” such as Google Glass, into
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Brain Study Finds Evidence that Autism Involves Too Many Synapses

Researchers have found further evidence that an overabundance of brain cell connections may cause or contribute to autism.
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New Meta-analysis Confirms: No Association Between Autism and Vaccines

Is there a connection between autism and vaccines? Studies reaffirm that vaccines don't cause autism and that some immunizations can decrease autism
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Autism and Pets: More Evidence of Social Benefits

A new study lends support to the idea that interacting with a pet benefits many children with autism. However, the author emphasizes the need to
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CDC Study Flags High Rate of Obesity among Teens with Autism

Medication side effects may play role in doubling obesity rate among teens with autism; associated health problems highlight need for expert help
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Autism Speaks Launches Guide for Exploring Feeding Behavior in Autism

Some researchers estimate that over half of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have some sort of issue with food.
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