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Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) to meet July 10, 2012

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The first meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) under the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) will be July 10, 2012. Additional meeting details will be posted on the IACC website, http://iacc.hhs.gov/events/, as they become available in June and early July.

Please save the date Tuesday, July 10, 2012 for the first meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) under the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act.  OARC will post additional meeting details to the IACC website, http://iacc.hhs.gov/events/,  as they become available in June and early July.

Autism Scientists Search for Help, for Their Own Kids' Sakes

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USA Today
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May 22, 2012
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The CDC now reports that 1 in 88 children has an autism spectrum disorder. Yale autism researcher Dr. Kevin Pelphrey is only one of many scientists who have a child with autism.

ASF President Alison Singer Appears on PBS's Charlie Rose

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May 11, 2012
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PBS's "Charlie Rose" explores the most current autism science with guests Autism with Eric Kandel of Columbia University, Gerald Fischbach of The Simons Foundation, Uta Frith of University College London, Matthew State of Yale University, and Alison Singer of the Autism Science Foundation.

PBS's "Charlie Rose" explores the most current autism science with guests Autism with Eric Kandel of Columbia University, Gerald Fischbach of The Simons Foundation, Uta Frith of University College London, Matthew State of Yale University, and Alison Singer of the Autism Science Foundation.

Watch the full episode here.

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Many with Autism Lack Work Experience

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Chicago Sun-Times
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May 14, 2012
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One in three young adults with autism has no paid job experience, college, or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school graduation, a new study finds.

Autism Criteria Criticized by DSM-5 Leader

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Medical Page Today
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May 9, 2012
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Swedo spoke at the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) annual meeting, in her role as chairperson of the work group developing new diagnostic criteria for neurodevelopmental disorders in DSM-5, the forthcoming fifth edition of the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Most Housing Complaints Disability Related

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Disability Scoop
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May 9, 2012
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It’s illegal to deny a person housing based upon their disability, but a new report suggests that such discrimination is common coast to coast.

Analytical Trend Troubles Scientists

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Wall Street Journal
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May 7, 2012
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Interesting article examining the potential drawbacks of observational studies.

Gauging seizures’ severity

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MITnews
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April 30, 2012
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Simple wrist sensors let neurologists collect better data about patients with epilepsy — and could alert patients that they need to seek medical care.

New Clinical Study Evaluates First Drug to Show Improvement in Subtype of Autism

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EurekAlert
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April 26, 2012
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In an important test of one of the first drugs to target core symptoms of autism, researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine are undertaking a pilot clinical trial to evaluate insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) in children who have SHANK3 deficiency (also known as 22q13 Deletion Syndrome or Phelan-McDermid Syndrome), a known cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).