The 20 most significant studies in autism research in 2013 released

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) has released its top twenty picks for the most significant studies in autism research in 2013. Published in the 2013 IACC Summary of Advances, these studies include major advances in understanding the complex causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), prevalence and identification of ASD in diverse communities, novel methods for early detection and intervention, and the impact of different service approaches on outcomes for individuals with autism and their families.  The Summary's release during National Autism Awareness Month underscores the need for continued investment in high quality research to help meet the needs of the autism community. 

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IACC Press Release on the 2013 Summary of Advances

The 2013 IACC Summary of Advances in ASD Research

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