Though neither ASD nor DD was associated with influenza, both were associated with maternal fever during pregnancy. However, the fever-associated ASD risk was attenuated among mothers who reported taking antipyretic medications but remained elevated for those who did not.
SFARI: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
We invite you to join us for the next SFARI webinar on Wednesday, 24 July,12-1 p.m. Eastern,featuring Francesca Happé, professor of cognitive neuroscience at King's College London.
Happé, who is also the new president of the International Society for Autism Research, will discuss her work suggesting that the core symptoms that make up autism are inherited independently. This implies that the symptoms have distinct underlying biological causes.
Scientists create an accessible database of more than 1,000 brain scans of people with autism and controls. The database, called the Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE), will help scientists share brain imaging data.
Join Dr. Kevin Pelphrey in an informal group of scientists together with parents and individuals with autism to share ideas and, of course, to eat sandwiches. From this dynamic combination, big new ideas are often born!
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee: Full Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern
NIH Neuroscience Center
6001 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, Maryland 20892
The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee is a Federal advisory committee that coordinates all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through its inclusion of both Federal and public members, the IACC helps to ensure that a wide range of ideas and perspectives are represented and discussed in a public forum. Representatives from autism organizations with a wide range of missions and perspectives attend to collaborate their efforts and ideas.
As this meeting is a public forum, members of the communitty are welome to attend.
A UNC comparative efficacy study that compared the LEAP, TEACCH and Non-Model-Specific Special Education Programs found that young children who receive high-quality early intervention benefit developmentally regardless of the treatment model used.