April is Autism Awareness Month!
Meet Sesame Street's newest character - Julia, a little girl diagnosed with autism!
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Eric Courchesne: Reaching for the Rings of Autism Research
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UC San Diego Autism Center of Excellence partners with Simons Foundation SPARK study to help launch largest ever autism research study in U.S.
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"Lack of Autism Screening Could Delay Care, Services," San Diego Union Tribune
Drs. Eric Courchesne and Karen Pierce respond to the recent declaration by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Read the article here
Eye Gaze Patterns as Biomarkers
A recent study by Karen Pierce and colleagues shows eye gaze patterns might be a powerful biomarker of a subype of ASD.
Erik Weber Passes Bar Exam
Congratulations to law school graduate and ACE participant Erik Weber, the first person with autism to pass the state bar exam.
Brain Imaging Explains Reasons for Good and Poor Language Outcomes in ASD Toddlers
Using functional magnetic resonance imagining (fMRI), UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers say it may be possible to predict future language development outcomes in toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), even before they've been formally diagnosed with the condition. The findings are published in the April 9 online issue of the journal Neuron.
ACE Awarded NIMH Services Grant
We are one of five programs selected to receive funding from a highly competitive call from the NIMH for an early screening program for developmental delays. In this program, we follow a 3-stage model, the Get SET (Screen, Evaluate, Treat) Early model. Read more
ACE brain study shows that autism begins during pregnancy. Paper was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on March 27, 2014.
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