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News from the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR 2014)

Posted May 20, 2014

ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Pugh, went to IMFAR 2014 in Atlanta in May 2014.

She reports that it was packed with presentations and posters and with 1,800 people attending, it was hard to see everything.

Autism Speaks provides a useful overview on their site, with summaries of talks, video interviews and highlights. You can also browse the IMFAR site for talk descriptions. For the first time ever, there was a large focus on the realities of adults with autism. The results were striking as these are large studies. The situation is likely to be very similar to Canada as these results were based on adults who had health insurance and was based on their medical records.