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Evaluation of a Parent-Based Behavioral Intervention Program for Children with Autism in a Low-Resource Setting

Source: 
Journal of Pediatric Neuroscience
Date Published: 
January 2012
Abstract: 

Many countries do not have widely available or established resources for individuals with autism. This study from New Delhi, India examines parent-based intervention programs for children with autism in a low-resource setting.

New Evidence Links Immune Irregularities to Autism

Date Published: 
July 17, 2012
Abstract: 

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) pioneered the study of the link between irregularities in the immune system and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism a decade ago. Since then, studies of postmortem brains and of individuals with autism, as well as epidemiological studies, have supported the correlation between alterations in the immune system and autism spectrum disorder.

Celebration of Families Brunch

Dec 2 2012 11:00 am
America/New York
Start Date: 
December 2, 2012
Location: 
Scarsdale, NY

Come celebrate the season of families at ASF's third annual "Celebration of Families Brunch": Benefiting the Autism Science Foundation, Toward Tomorrow, SNAAC, and SibConnection.

Please join us for this fabulous day of fun for parents and kids. The event is held at Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester in Scarsdale, NY. 

Tickets on sale now! Email contactus@autismsciencefoundation.org to purchase tickets. 

Rockland Autism Symposium

Oct 23 2013 7:00 am
America/New York
Start Date: 
October 23, 2013
Location: 
Rockland, NY

For the fifth year in a row, ASF will co-sponsor the Rockland County Autism Symposium, a day long learning event for special education teachers, regular education teachers, parents and other stakeholders. 

The event is free. Registration will begin after labor day. 

You can apply to attend by volunteering at the Autism Science Foudation table! Email us at contactus@autismsciencefoundation.org to volunteer. 

More information at http://www.rocklandautismsymposium.com/.

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Mutations in Autism Susceptibility Gene Increase Risk in Boys

Source: 
Emory University School of Medicine
Date Published: 
July 12, 2012
Abstract: 

Emory University researchers identify mutations in an autism susceptibility gene that may explain why autism spectrum disorders affect four times as many boys as girls.

Questionnaire Completed by Parents May Help Identify One-Year-Olds at Risk for Autism

Source: 
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Date Published: 
July 13, 2012
Abstract: 

According to researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, a new parent evaluation tool may help identify children with ASDs as early as 12 months.

Early Intervention Could Help Autistic Children Learn to Speak

Source: 
Scientific American
Date Published: 
July 17, 2012
Abstract: 

New follow-up study shows long-term language improvement for kids with autism after an intensive, targeted behavioral therapy program.

New Database to Search Autism Research Projects

Source: 
IACC/OARC Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Portfolio Analysis Web Tool
Date Published: 
July 13, 2012
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The Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) has created a web-based tool to explore research projects. It includes both government funded and non-government funding agencies (such as NIH, Simons Foundation, Autism Science Foundation, etc.). Take some time to explore this exciting new tool today!

The Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) has created a web-based tool to explore research projects. It includes both government funded and non-government funding agencies (such as NIH, Simons Foundation, Autism Science Foundation, etc.). Take some time to explore this exciting new tool today!

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston Identify Brain Activity Patterns Specific to Children with Autism

Source: 
Time
Date Published: 
June 26, 2012
Abstract: 

Study from Children's Hospital Boston uses EEG to identify specific brain activity patterns in children with autism.

SFARI Guest blog by ASF President Alison Singer: The Case for Brain Donation

Source: 
SFARI Blog
Date Published: 
June 26, 2012
Abstract: 

ASF President Alison Singer shares the importance of brain tissue donation on the SFARI blog.