Broadway Giveaway! Win VIP Package to See "Curious Incident"

Winner receives hotel stay, dinner for two, and VIP tickets to "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

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. 

Parents Seek Help: Child with Severe Autism Eats Only Sweets

Tips for expanding a sweet-centric diet while satisfying sensory needs, from a specialist in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network.

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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 22, 2014
Dr. Paul Wang looks at the answers and new questions revealed in study on the surplus of synapses and autism. More...
Date: August 22, 2014
The 27-year-old wants to become a legal advocate for individuals with autism and their families. 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
Austin was diagnosed with autism at an early age and is currently ranked as one of the top drivers in North America. 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...

Research

New strategic plan emphasizes research and community outreach at 14 centers across North America. 
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Official Blog Posts

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...
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...

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...