Your Dollars @ Work: Meet the Autism Response Team!

The Autism Speaks Autism Response Team is a group of 8 staff members here specially trained to connect people with autism and their families to tools and resources.

ART responds to over 3,000 phone calls and emails per month!

Autism Speaks' Dan Unumb Weighs in On Medicaid Change

Assessing how the states have responded to a directive to expand autism coverage

Back to School is Around the Corner!

To help ease the stress and smooth this often overwhelming transition for you and your family, Autism Speaks has provided an array of tools and tips for everyone involved in the process, including students, parents, teachers and peers.

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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: August 28, 2014
The app allows users to identify a person(s)’s level of emotion, gender and age. More...
Date: August 28, 2014
Sean breathes with the help of a large ventilator. AirMed and the Make-a-Wish Foundation helped him fly. More...
Date: August 27, 2014
Autism Speaks co-foudners Bob and Suzanne Wright sat down with Kate Brosnan on Nantucket Community Television. More...
Date: August 27, 2014
A boy with autism found on a recent trip to the movies that he can relate to a superhero from the 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' More...
Date: August 27, 2014
Alex Schneider and his brother will run in the 2nd Annual 4 Miles of Hope Race in NYC Sept. 6 More...
Date: August 27, 2014
The newly-releaesed autism documentary "Sounding the Alarm" is quickly moving up the charts on iTunes! More...
Date: August 26, 2014
Kaiser HeaIth News examines impact of federal directive to states to expand autism coverage More...
Date: August 26, 2014
On Saturday, September 6, Team Up! with Autism Speaks will host it’s 2nd Annual 4 Miles of Hope Race in Central Park in New York City. More...

Research

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Official Blog Posts

Thursday, August 28, 2014
The Autism Speaks Autism Response Team is specially trained to connect people with autism and their families to tools and resources. More...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Erin shares with us how 4 strangers made her son with autism's birthday the best one ever! More...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Gillian, an adult on the autism spectrum, talks about how she has overcome many obstacles through her writing. More...
Monday, August 25, 2014
A new documentary called "Big Daddy Autism" looks at the relationship between a single dad and his non-verbal son with autism in NYC. More...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Mom and author Chantal Sicile-Kira walks through the preparation over the last six months for Jeremy to make his dream a reality! More...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Tips for expanding a sweet-centric diet while satisfying sensory needs, from a specialist in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network 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: August 26, 2014
Kaiser HeaIth News examines impact of federal directive to states to expand autism coverage More...
Date: August 20, 2014
At New Jersey event, Sen. Bob Menendez hails signing of $1.3 billion funding bill More...
Date: August 14, 2014
Successful litigation against insurers leads to state order More...
Date: August 13, 2014
In Oregon class action suit, judge rejects 'developmental disability exclusion' widely used to deny claims More...
Date: August 08, 2014
Law authorizes $1.3 billion in new federal funding for autism More...