Sen. Schumer and Autism Speaks Push for Passage of ABLE Act

The bi-partisan legislation creates tax-advantaged savings accounts in order to finance an individual’s long-term care. 

Man Who Has Never Spoken Full Sentence has Pitch-Perfect Voice

23-year-old Martin Finn has autism and according to his family, he has never spoken a full sentence but his singing voice is a thing to behold. 

Your Dollars@Work: Investigating Early Influences on Autism Risk

With the support of Autism Speaks and the participation of families, researchers at Johns Hopkins are discovering the genetic and environmental factors that affect early brain development. 

"Sounding The Alarm" Now Available on Netflix!

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

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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 29, 2014
“There are not enough services. It’s a real problem for families," said Autism Speaks Executive Vice President Lisa Goring. More...
Date: July 29, 2014
25 year-old Tim Sharp is an Australian artist and the creator of superhero Laser Beak Man. More...
Date: July 29, 2014
An autism-friendly performance of "Into The Woods" will be playing at The Old Globe in San Diego on August 9th. More...
Date: July 29, 2014
Jason McElwain, a basketball player with autism's story is highlighted from the perspective of his mother. More...
Date: July 29, 2014
A family from the Pittsburgh area started a campaign to get their 8-year-old son with autism a service dog. More...
Date: July 29, 2014
Eastview Christian Church this week in Normal, Illinois is providing an autism friendly service for our community. More...
Date: July 29, 2014
Non-profit hires adults with autism and other developmental disabilities to take apart unwanted electronics. More...
Date: July 28, 2014
23-year-old Martin Finn has autism and has never spoken a full sentence but his pitch-perfect voice is a thing to behold. More...

Research

Learn about donor registration; advance understanding and treatment of autism. 
Explore our research news column, expert advice blogs and science initiatives on the Autism Speaks science page.
Read about early findings from the Infant Brain Imaging Study; more participants needed  
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Official Blog Posts

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In this post, Autism Speaks intern and EMT Nola Waill shares her experience training first responders on autism safety awareness. More...
Monday, July 28, 2014
‘Our 1 in 68 can’t wait so take 5 to advocate!’ More...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Pediatric neurologist Martha Herbert explores autism’s brain origins in the context of environment influences More...
Friday, July 25, 2014
A parent of a recently diagnosed child wants to get evaluated himself, but finds that all the standard tests are designed for children More...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
A quick message to our whole community, especially our Men in Blue, as we all work to speak Beyond the Beltway. More...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
In this heartfelt letter, one mom responds to a teacher she heard making disparaging and hurtful comments at her son's T-ball game. 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 24, 2014
Autism Speaks Global Autism Public Health Initiative highlighted More...
Date: July 23, 2014
Bill would allow tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities More...
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...