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As Autism Speaks moves forward into the new year with great ambition, its science staff and Scientific Advisory Board reviewed the many important research reports of the past year to identify the ten that most powerfully advanced our understanding and treatment of autism. Several of these studies Read more...
Our understanding of autism deepened and broadened in 2015, with scientific publications on an unprecedented number of advances and discoveries. They included the revelation of a previously unknown connection between the brain and the immune system and the reassuring results of the largest-ever Read more...
Take a look back at the year’s “Top Ten” stories in autism research, based on readership and social media shares. #10 Autism and GI Disorders: Largest-Ever Analysis Confirms Strong Link The first meta-analysis of all peer-reviewed research on autism and gastrointestinal Read more...
NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 18, 2013) – Each year Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, asks its science leadership and scientific advisory committee to consider the hundreds of studies that have been reported on this year in the organization’s Read more...
In 2012, autism dominated headlines as never before. Public awareness skyrocketed with new updates on autism’s estimated prevalence (1 in 88) and costs to society ($137 billion per year nationally). Controversy roiled around proposed changes to how autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will be Read more...
The young but burgeoning field of autism research continued its exponential rate of discovery in 2011—fueled in no small part by the joint commitment by government health agencies and private organizations to support this vital work. Our Top Ten Autism Research Achievements of the year Read more...
NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 24, 2011­) – Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, has released its annual list of the 10 most significant science achievements to have impacted autism during the previous year. Every year, Autism Speaks documents the Read more...
NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 7, 2010) Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, has released its annual list of the 10 most significant research achievements to have impacted autism during the previous year. Every year, Autism Speaks documents the progress made Read more...