Archived | Autism Speaks: Top Ten Achievements in Autism Research of 2009 | Circa February 5, 2010

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2009 “Top Ten” List of Achievements in Autism Research

To document the progress made toward our mission to discover the causes and treatment for autism spectrum disorders, every year Autism Speaks’ compiles a list of the 10 most significant research achievements to have impacted autism during the previous year.

The 2009 list contains important results from treatment, epidemiology and brain development research, together with advances in translational research and DNA technology which will combine to shape the future of autism research for 2010 and beyond. 

The Power of a Legislative Champion

The Missouri autism insurance reform bill, Senate Bill 618, faced two days of intense debate on the floor of the State Senate this past week. Thanks to bill sponsor Missouri State Senator Scott Rupp’s passionate and well prepared arguments in support of this bill, SB 618 passed its second reading.

Autism Speaks Appoints New Members to Board

Autism Speaks announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors: Curtis Arledge, Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income, BlackRock Inc.; Jim Broder, Managing Director at Deutsche Bank; and Chuck Saftler, Executive Vice President at FX Network. Bob Wright, chairman of the board and co-founder of Autism Speaks, announced the appointments during a recent board meeting.

Get Active for Autism Speaks on SocialVibe

Check out SocialVibe, a community which allows people to contribute to their favorite organizations by completing fun online activities. Visit and start raising money for Autism Speaks now.

SocialVibe is great for college students and teenagers, too! 

In Their Own Words: Prayers for Nick

In this week’s essay, an Indianapolis Colts season ticketholder recounts how she was asked to pray that the Colts win the Super Bowl this Sunday. She explains that although she is hoping her hometown team wins, she will be saving her wishes and prayers for her son, who has autism.

Coming SoonFebruary 6 

Central Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks Awards
(Modesto, Calif.) 
Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism Speaks Awards 
(Boston, Mass.)

February 11
First Look for Charity 
(Chicago, Ill.)
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