Predicting Autism Outcomes Possible, Study Finds
The pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters' linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6, according to a new study
Tech Giant To Recruit Workers With Autism
A leading software company, with offices in the United States and around the globe, is launching a strategic effort to hire people with autism in order to tap their unique talents.
On Saturday, May 18, 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will release a new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM. The new version is referred to as the “DSM-5.”
Autism Speaks has put together some resources to help you understand what these changes mean and how they might affect individuals who currently have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.
Which Autism Interventions Work Best?
A new federally-funded review of thousands of studies finds that there are more than two dozen autism interventions worthy of being called "evidence-based."
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Guide for Physicians to Help Families
Increased awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is placing huge demands on health care systems and health care professionals to help children and their families cope with the disorder. A comprehensive evidence-based review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) aims to help physicians provide appropriate medical support to families of children with ASD, from detection to treatment
New Autism Screening Tool More Reliable, Study Finds
A revamped screening tool that relies on parents answering just 20 questions is far more accurate than previous assessments at helping flag young kids at risk for autism, researchers say.
New Project Findings--Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Somali and Non-Somali Children in Minneapolis
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Autism Speaks, supported the University of Minnesota through a cooperative agreement with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities to conduct the largest project to date looking at the number and characteristics of Somali children with autism spectrum disorder in any U.S. community.http://www.aucd.org/template/news.cfm?news_id=9619&parent=16&parent_title=Home&url=/template/index.cfm