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 | Cure Autism Now Science Summary: The White Matter Story | Circa 2006-ish #NotAnAutisticAlly

Dear CAN families, This is Cure Autism Now's Science Director, Sophia Colamarino. Every now and then I will be writing science summaries to help you make sense of important research published about understanding and treating autism. When translating the results I will try not to use those annoying big science-y terms, though I will help …

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 …