Reducing Stress, Depression and Anxiety in Mothers of Kids with Autism

Study conducted at the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network site at Vanderbilt University shows clear benefits to mom-led stress-reduction classes; mindfulness training produced greatest benefits

Study Suggests Most Autism Risk Comes from Common Genetic Variation

Autism appears to stem primarily from inherited genes common in population; each ups risk only slightly, but together have big overall effect

"Sounding The Alarm" Now Available on Netflix!

The documentary "Sounding The Alarm" is now available on Netflix!   Coming soon to iTunes and Amazon Prime.

Autism Speaks Gets Nantucket to Stand Up and Take Notice of Autism

More than 100 people gathered for the 8th Annual Walk Kick-off Celebration today at Dreamland Theater in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

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News

Date: June 10, 2014
Autism Speaks 10,000 Genomes Program will use Google Cloud to accelerate advances in autism diagnosis, subtyping and treatment More...
Date: July 22, 2014
We would like to thank Cardinal O'Malley and Pope Francis for all of their wonderful work to help those in need. More...
Date: July 22, 2014
In honor of the release of Sounding The Alarm on Netflix we wanted to highlight 5 films currently out there on autism for our community More...
Date: July 22, 2014
A 12-year-old Utah boy loves trains so much he is known as "train conductor Matthew." More...
Date: July 21, 2014
Kids participated in the High Five Tunnel and welcomed players as they ran onto the field at the start of the game. More...
Date: July 21, 2014
Artist Stephen Wiltshire completed the incredibly detailed 13-foot panorama in 5 days. More...
Date: July 21, 2014
The Royal Air Force Museum in London is the first cultural venue in the UK to receive this status for their autism friendly environment More...
Date: July 21, 2014
Study shows clear benefits to mom-led stress-reduction classes; mindfulness training produces greatest benefits More...
Date: July 20, 2014
More than 100 people gathered for the 8th Annual Walk Kick-off Celebration today at Dreamland Theater in Nantucket, Massachusetts. More...

Research

Learn about donor registration; advance understanding and treatment of autism. 
Early findings from the Infant Brain Imaging Study; more families needed to participate 
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Explore our research news column, expert advice blogs and science initiatives on the Autism Speaks science page.

Official Blog Posts

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
In this inspiring video and accompanying text, Kristi Campbell discusses the hope that there is in raising a child with special needs. More...
Monday, July 21, 2014
In this heartfelt post, Jane Springer shares a letter to her granddaughter, Harper, whose twin brother has autism. More...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Robyn Schneider, a mother of identical twins with autism, discusses an impactful moment they had on a vacation with a stranger. More...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Shelley Hendrix, Autism Speaks' director of grassroots developments writes about the impact that advocacy has had on her family. More...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Answers and insights from a nutritionist who specializes in helping families affected by autism More...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
For several years, I had been deliberating about swim lessons for my son, because I was terrified after seeing countless news reports. More...

Family Services

Do you have any questions or are you looking for resources? Call or email our Autism Response Team between 9am and 1pm local time and we are happy to help point you in the right direction. More...
Find therapists, doctors, after school programs and other local resources in your area. Search by state or zip code. More...
There have been far too many stories in the news recently about wandering-related situations and tragedies involving children with autism. We've put together resources for parents and first responders to help. More...
Autism Speaks is excited to partner with My Job Chart, a free, easy to use online job chart and reward system for More...

Advocacy News

Date: July 15, 2014
Liz Feld urges BCBS to drop its opposition in open letter More...
Date: July 15, 2014
Newspapers ads counter false arguments against autism insurance reform More...
Date: July 10, 2014
Senate confirms Cheryl Krause for 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals More...
Date: July 08, 2014
States directed to cover medically necessary treatments More...
Date: July 08, 2014
Feds issue first state-by-state guide on services, insurance, Medicaid More...