Archived | Grants Funded by Cure Autism Now – 2002 | #AutisticHistory #NotAnAutisticAlly

Grants Funded by Cure Autism Now - 2002 Studies of a serotonin transporter (5HTT) mutation associates with Asperger's syndrome Matthew Beckman, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Young Investigator) The search for genes associated with autism has been the focus of much attention by researchers in the past few years. Recently this search has led to …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Psychometrics Initiative | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Psychometrics Initiative The psychometrics initiative focuses on improving and developing psychological assessments for screening and diagnosing children with autism. The initiative was kicked off in 1997 with a CAN-organized meeting to develop a practical screening tool, the Autism Screening and Diagnostic Evaluation , for primary care physicians.To spur more research in this area, CAN issued a specific …

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 …

#StopSpectrum10K | UC Mind Institute: Biomarkers in mother’s plasma predict a type of autism in offspring with 100% accuracy | Circa January 25, 2021

Note: Sharing this press release from UC MindInstitute about their discovery earlier this year. They speak to pre-pregnancy planning and early intervention and gloss right over the reality - they can now assess for an ‘autism risk’ … Biomarkers in mother's plasma predict a type of autism in offspring with 100% accuracy Researchers used machine …

Archived | Autism Speaks Grants Related to Potential Environmental Factors in Autism | Circa 2005 – 2007

Autism Speaks Grants Related to Potential Environmental Factors in Autism Autism Speaks is committed to facilitating research that will uncover the causes of autism, develop effective biomedical treatments, and hasten the discovery of a cure. As part of this commitment, Autism Speaks has funded research projects that explore potential environmental factors in autism. For the …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Autism Insurance Bill | Circa April 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Autism Insurance Bill While we do not know what causes autism, we do know that with early intervention and concentrated treatment, the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder can be mitigated, enabling individuals with autism and their families to live less isolated lives. The Expanding the Promise for Individuals with Autism Act (EPIAA) will provide additional …

Archived | Autism Speaks Approves More Than $15 Million in New Research Grants | Circa June 29, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Autism Speaks Approves More Than $15 Million in New Research Grants 52 Projects to Be Funded in Three Separate Categories  NEW YORK, NY (June 29, 2007) -- Autism Speaks today announced that it has approved $15.2 million in funding for 52 new research grants, spanning a wide range of topics to improve our understanding of …