Analyzing home videos could help to distinguish toddlers with temporary autistic symptoms from those who are likely to develop autism, suggests a study published online in Early Human Development. Read more at the Wall Street Journal.
CDC’s new online training course helps early care providers and teachers spot delays and promote early intervention. Read more.
"Everyone is affected by autism or will be affected by autism, and that’s why we do this,” Bob Wright said at the 6th annual Autism Speaks Fall Classic at Baltusrol Monday. “These families need our help,” he added. Read more.
Here is a look at two Utah families, two children with autism, and the two dogs that are making a difference in their lives. Read more at KSL.
A collection of raw, honest reactions from parents whose children are more severely affected by autism. Read more at Psychology Today.
One reason autism research hasn’t made more progress is a shortage of brains available for study. Brain scans can only take researchers so far—they need to work with donated brains to gain a deeper understanding of the condition. Read more from the Wall Street Journal. Learn more about the Autism BrainNet program.
As estimates of the number of children with autism spectrum disorders continue to soar, and our understanding of the developmental disorder slowly deepens, it may seem as though parents have more resources and support available to them than ever before. But for many caregivers, that is simply not true. Read more at Huffington Post.
Free Oct 21 webinar for caregivers will include live Q&A with experts. Read more.
We are excited to announce the pre-launch phase of the Autism Speaks House to Home incentive prize! Autism Speaks is offering $150,000 in prizes for breakthrough ideas in housing and residential supports for adults with autism! Read more about the prize here.
The In Our Own Words blog series highlights people with autism and their stories through their perspectives. Have a story about growing up with autism? Submit your blog here.
The “Ties That Bind” blog series highlights the shared experiences that people in the autism community have had. These stories can range from anything from getting your child’s first autism diagnosis, going to the dentist, bullying, getting a haircut and much more! Submit your blog here.