Brain Study Finds Evidence that Autism Involves Too Many Synapses

Researchers propose that someday it may be possible treat autism with drugs that restore normal pruning of brain-cell connections.

Dashcam Video: Hero Cop Saves Boy with Autism

The astonishing dashcam video shows 8-year-old Bradley running alone on a busy 6-lane street. 

Menendez Celebrates Enactment of Autism CARES

Lead Senate sponsor of $1.3 billion federal funding law hails success at NJ event

Albert Pujols Covers Toys "R" Us Toy Guide for Differently-abled Kids

World Series champ and special needs advocate Albert Pujols is on the cover of newly-released 20th anniversary edition of Toys "R" Us' resource for special needs parents. 

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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 21, 2014
The 8th annual Autism Speaks Celebrity Chef Gala will take place in New York City on November 3. More...
Date: August 21, 2014
"If you treat your family the way they should be treated, then your family will always, always be there for you." More...
Date: August 21, 2014
Researchers propose that someday it may be possible treat autism with drugs that restore normal pruning of brain-cell connections More...
Date: August 21, 2014
Non-profit ACEing Autism is dedicated to teaching kids with autism how to play tennis. More...
Date: August 21, 2014
Launching careers in autism science: Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowships & Meixner Postdoctoral Fellowships in Translational Research More...
Date: August 20, 2014
At New Jersey event, Sen. Bob Menendez hails signing of $1.3 billion funding bill More...
Date: August 20, 2014
BuzzFeed features the story of how a girl on the spectrum and her horse saved each other. “You don’t own the horse, you own her heart." More...
Date: August 20, 2014
September meeting and webcast will address need for greater research on and awareness of medical conditions associated with autism More...

Research

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Official Blog Posts

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Through the Autism Speaks Regional Grant program, Leg Up Farm realized it had an opportunity to support local schools with animals. More...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
In this post, grandma Jane Springer explains how her family has overcome roadblocks they have faced on their journey with autism. More...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Eric Kirschner, a new media intern at Autism Speaks, discusses what he has learned throughout his journey on the autism spectrum. More...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Tervis Partners with Two Can Art for Collection to Benefit Autism Speaks. More...
Monday, August 18, 2014
"I feel like God puts everyone on Earth for a reason and mine is to help and impact people, especially with autism." More...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Interns from College of the Holy Cross wrap up summer research projects on autism-related needs of adult and Latino communities 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 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...
Date: August 05, 2014
Autism Speaks, other disabilities organizations line up for ABLE More...