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Spotlight on the Gut Bacteria-Brain Connection in Autism

Increasingly, scientists are investigating how disruptions in the body’s microbiome– its normal community of healthful bacteria – might disturb brain
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Study: Eye Contact Declines Early in Babies Who Later Develop Autism

High-tech eye tracking study finds what may be earliest clear sign of autism; suggests possible window for very early intervention
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Study: Kids with Autism Have Fewer Kinds of Gut Bacteria

Researchers link reduced diversity of gut “microbiome” to autism, but not to severity of GI problems
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Speech Devices Can Help Build Language in Schoolchildren with Autism

Despite intensive early therapy, around a third of children with autism speak few words when they enter school. Once experts believed that if children
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Study shows that many nonverbal autistic children overcome severe language delays

Will my nonverbal autistic child ever speak? Hopeful news for families of children with nonverbal autism.
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Study Confirms “Optimal Outcomes” Rare but Real among Children with Autism

"Although the diagnosis of autism is not usually lost over time, the findings suggest that there is a very wide range of possible outcomes," says
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Study Finds Early Intervention Highly Effective

Learn more about an early intervention program for toddlers that was found to improve IQ, language ability and social interaction.
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Autism Speaks Announces the Dennis Weatherstone Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program

Established With $3,750,000 Grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation