Niagara Falls as they Light It Up Blue on World Autism Awareness Day

Niagara Falls to Light It Up Blue on World Autism Awareness Day

On April 2nd, 2017, Niagara Falls will be lit blue for a 15-minute duration from 10:00 pm to 10:15 pm in honor of World Autism Awareness Day!

Supreme Court sides with student in fight over service dog in school

USA Today writes: The proverb "every dog has its day" came true at the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the family of a 13-year-old girl with

Dunlap & Magee Raises $11,890 for Autism Speaks in PTO Donations

Albert Yenguez, director of Marketing for Dunlap & Magee wakes up everyday with a joyful spirit. “I wake up every morning with a positive attitude and
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Powered by Love: T-shirt designed by Tommy Hilfiger supports the Autism Speaks Walk

Autism Speaks board member and advocate Tommy Hilfiger has designed a T-Shirt exclusively to support the 2017 Autism Speaks Walk
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Study finds altered brain growth patterns that predict autism

Experimental brain-imaging method predicts autism based on early differences in brain growth; potential for earlier diagnosis and therapy for high
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Thomas Frazier joins Autism Speaks as Chief Science Officer

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce that clinical psychologist and autism researcher Thomas Frazier II, PhD, has joined the organization as its chief
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Employing adults with autism

NEW YORK (January 9, 2017) To enable adults with autism to work and live as independently as possible, Autism Speaks, New York Collaborates for Autism

Girl with autism shines singing holiday version of 'Hallelujah'

Be ready to be blown away by the voice of Kaylee Rodgers, a 10-year-old girl with autism who has gone viral singing a variation on Leonard Cohen&
New study indicates that mother’s genetics can influence their children’s autism symptoms

What is epigenetics, and what does it have to do with autism?

Epigenetics helps us understand the interaction of genetics and environment in predisposition to autism
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Small study finds folinic acid improves communication & eases symptoms of autism

In a small study funded by Autism Speaks, treatment with folinic acid improved communication and eased symptoms in language-impaired autistic children
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Small study finds B12 injections ease autism symptoms in some children

Researchers say the results of their small study suggest that, in some children, methyl B12 shots may ease autism symptoms by improving DNA
The cover of Nature Medicine features a beautiful image of crystallized DNA from Autism Speaks' MSSNG project

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 study finds no improvement in behavior, autism symptoms, sleep patterns or bowel habits when autistic kids were placed on a gluten-free, casein-free
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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.