Archived | Autism Speaks: Leadership & Board Members | Circa 2008 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Find Them In The Archives: Peter Bell**Sallie Bernard Andrew Conrad Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom, M.D. Philip H. Geier, Jr*T. Michael Glenn Gary W. Goldstein, M.D.Tom Hetzel**Adrian M. Jones Mel Karmazin* Brian Kelly*Mark LaNeveEric London, M.D.* Bernie Marcus*Gary MayersonKevin Murray*Alison NiederauerAndrew RobertsonMark Roithmayr**Dan SchulmanJonathan Shestack* Alison Singer**Laura SlatkinCraig SnyderLilly TartikoffGlenn Tringali**John B. WilsonBob Wright*Suzanne Wright**Executive Committee members **Staff Officers Sallie Bernard Sallie BernardParent; Co-founder and Executive Director, …

Archived | Autism Speaks: 2008 Treatment Awards | Circa 2008 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Special Interventions Lois Black, Ph.D.Oregon Health and Science University$200,000 for 2 yearsA computerized interactive game for remediation of prosody in children with autism People communicate both by what they say (content) and how they say it (prosody). Prosody can refer to the rhythm, loudness, timing, stress, and melody of speech, and allows people to communicate …

Archived | 2008 Pilot Awards (Summer) | Circa 2008 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Matthew Belmonte, Ph.D.Cornell University$119,968 for 2 yearsVideo game environments for the integrative study of perception, attention and social cognition in autism and autism sibs Autism's social and communicative deficits are its most obvious and debilitating symptoms. Less appreciated are the lower-level, non-social symptoms, such as enhanced sensory perception, narrow and inflexible attention, and executive abnormalities …

Archived | Autism Speaks: 2008 Pilot Awards (Winter) | Circa 2008 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Gregory Barnes, M.D, Ph.D.Vanderbilt University Total: $60,000 for 1 year Relation of Sleep Epileptiform Discharges to Insomnia and Daytime Behavior Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are known to have a higher prevalence of epilepsy and sleep disturbances which may affect daytime functioning. Interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) are patterns of abnormal brain activity associated with epilepsy …