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Autism Speaks at the International Meeting for Autism Research 2017

A look at more than 50 presentations by Autism Speaks science staff and funded researchers at IMFAR 2017, May 10-13, in San Francisco
May 09, 2017


Autism Speaks is proud to be a major sponsor of the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), taking place May 10 - 13 in San Francisco. The annual meeting is the world’s largest gathering of autism scientists, doctors, therapists, parents and individuals on the spectrum.

Events include more than 50 scientific presentations by Autism Speaks science staff and affiliated researchers supported by project grants and other resources. You can view the full lineup of Autism Speaks-affiliated presentations and activities in the program book below.

“I’m particularly pleased to see how this year’s presentations reflect the growth in research focused on teens and adults,” says Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Thomas Frazier. “It’s crucial that we first grow our understanding of their needs across autism’s full spectrum. This will enable us to develop and adapt strategies to better address areas of particular need, including the successful transition to work and independent living, as well as treatments for associated physical and mental health issues.”

Update 

This year’s IMFAR press conference featured two Autism-Speaks funded studies: on the benefits of teaching parents how to improve interactions with babies at risk for autism and of using body sensors to monitor agitation and stress in nonverbal study participants and students who have autism. Watch the archived press conference at the bottom of this page. 

Download the AutismSpeaks@IMFAR2017 program here.

View the IMFAR 2017 press conference below, including study presentations by Autism Speaks-funded researchers Jonathan Green and Matthew Goodwin.