Archived | Autism Speaks: Sponsored Programs | Circa June 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Sponsored Programs On December 7, 2006, Autism Speaks approved $10 million in research and fellowship grants. Click here to read more. On June 13, 2006, Autism Speaks approved $6.9 million in research grants. Click here to read more.  Click here for a list of sponsored research by year.  WHAT WE FUND  Pilot studies are critical to attracting larger, multi-year grants from …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Policy Statement on Mercury and Autism | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Policy Statement on Mercury and Autism Background Mercury is a ubiquitous environmental toxin. Exposure to all three of its forms, organic, inorganic, or elemental, can have adverse effects on the developing nervous system. Medical science has known of potentially grave effects of high dose mercury exposure since the late 19th century. Only recently, however, have questions …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Summaries of Funded Studies (Early Treatment and Intervention) | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Summaries of Funded Studies (Early Treatment and Intervention) Autism Speaks maintains a commitment to early diagnosis and early intervention programs through pilot studies, fellowships and support of the High Risk Baby Siblings Research Consortium. In September of this year, Autism Speaks expanded this commitment by inviting applications for funding from researchers studying individuals at risk …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Summaries of Funded Studies | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Summaries of Funded Studies (Augmentation and Bridge)  "Augmentation" Grants Designed to Supplement or Expand the Scope of Existing Projects In light of a tighter federal research budget, Autism Speaks initiated an “augmentation” funding mechanism designed to supplement or expand the scope of existing NIH and CDC-funded research projects. The additional funds included in these research …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Summaries of Funded Studies (Mentor Based Fellowships) | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Summaries of Funded Studies (Mentor Based Fellowships)  Summaries of Funded Studies (Mentor Based Fellowships) $3 Million for 43 fellowships  In order to assure that autism research continues to expand and grow in the future, the training of the “next generation” of autism researchers is essential. These researchers need access to current knowledge and the most advanced …

Archived | Autism Speaks UK: OUR RESEARCH PORTFOLIO | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Autism Speaks UK: Autistic History #NotAnAutisticAlly OUR RESEARCH PORTFOLIO  Etiology (Causes): What causes autism?  Research in genetic, environmental science and epidemiology to discover the causes Biology: What are the biological problems associated with autism? Through neurosciences, physiology and molecular biology, we can understand more fully the biology of autism Diagnosis: How do we know if someone has autism? …

Archived | Autism Speaks Initiatives | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Initiatives  As important as individual grants, initiative projects give Autism Speaks a much more proactive role in promoting specific research. Initiatives frequently involve formation of collaborative research consortia, support of targeted research, organization of research meetings, and creation of research resources. Autism is a complex disease and we believe initiatives that bring together researchers in …