Archived | Autism Speaks: Brain Development Initiative | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Screenshot of Brain Development Initiative page Portfolio: Autism Biology The biology of autism is the focus of one of four primary portfolios in the Autism Speaks Sciences Program. The Biology Portfolio will focus on the areas of neuroscience, physiology and molecular biology to gain a better understanding of the pathology and underlying biological mechanisms that …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Environmental Factors in Autism Initiative | Circa December 2007

Environmental Factors in Autism Initiative The role of environmental factors in the development of autism is a crucial area of study. Although we know that genetics is an important factor, genetics alone may not account for all cases of autism. The increase in the reported number of autism cases has generated extreme concern over the …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Discover Article Analyzes Recent Developments, Concepts | Circa April 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Discover Article Analyzes Recent Developments, Concepts This month autism is featured in a new in-depth article in the April issue of Discover magazine. In "Autism: It's Not Just in the Head," reporter Jill Neimark provides an analysis of a few of the latest developments and concepts in autism research. The article focuses on how autism, …

The Discover Magazine Article Bob Wright, Co-founder of Autism Speaks, Wanted The World To Read – So He Saved The Company, Bought Every Copy And Distributed Them Himself | #AutisticHistory 2007

Trigger Warning: Filicide, suicide, murder, ableism, exclusion, tragedy narrative, autism myth, othering and words like ‘kidnapped’ and more. https://youtu.be/Su-D1PKE0Zg In 2007 there was an Autism Treatment and Research Hearing in the United States. This hearing included a panel of parents of Autistics, and parents from parent-founded organizations. They brought in actor, Bradley Whitford, to speak …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Brain Development Initiative | Circa 2008 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Brain Development Initiative The creation of effective biologically-based treatments for autism will require knowledge of the underlying brain defects. Identifying what goes awry in the developing brain of children with autism is the first step. Brain Development Initiative We must understand how, when, and why the brains of individuals with autism are thrown off track …