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8.21.2014

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.
Science News
5.19.2014

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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Science News
4.15.2014

Autism and Pets: More Evidence of Social Benefits

New study supports idea that interacting with a pet benefits many autistic children. The author says to carefully consider the child’s sensitivities
Science News
3.10.2014

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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Science News
12.5.2013

'Good' Bacteria Ease Autism-like Behaviors in Mouse Model

In mice, infection or inflammation during pregnancy can produce offspring with autism-like behaviors such as social avoidance, anxiety and repetitive
Science News
12.3.2013

Study Finds Sensory Integration Therapy Benefits Children with Autism

Sensory integration therapy uses play activities in ways aimed at changing how the brain reacts to touch, sound, sight and movement.
Science News
11.13.2013

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
Science News
11.6.2013

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
Science News
7.3.2013

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
Science News
5.1.2013

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
Science News
3.4.2013

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.
Science News
1.16.2013

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
Science News
11.29.2009

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.
Press Release
1.8.2009

Autism Speaks Announces the Dennis Weatherstone Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program

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