The Bard at 450: Shakespeare Therapy for Autism?

On Shakespeare's 450th birthday, learn how the Bard’s rhythmic speech and exaggerated emotions appear to engage children participating in an unusual new intervention. 

Our Superman: My Brother with Autism Finished The Boston Marathon!

Verlaine writes about his brother Jonathan, who has autism, and who completed the Boston Marathon this year after last year's attacks.

VIDEO: Rising Tide Car Wash Featured on NBC Nightly News

Co-founder John D'Eri tells NBC's Harry Smith he was inspired to start the business by his son, who has autism.

Sesame Workshop and Autism Speaks “See Amazing in All Children”

Sesame Street’s Abby Cadabby and Autism Speaks co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright team up in a new message calling for more acceptance and inclusion for people with autism.  

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News

Date: April 23, 2014
Film screens Saturday, April 26, in New York More...
Date: April 23, 2014
Instagram user Maemennes' letter to a cyber bully who targeted her son with Down Syndrome has gone viral. More...
Date: April 23, 2014
The Bard’s rhythmic speech and exaggerated emotions appear to engage children participating in an unusual new intervention. More...
Date: April 22, 2014
An adult with autism who loves music and covers songs from today's most popular celebrities shares his success story! More...
Date: April 22, 2014
My Fox L.A.'s Midday Sunday dedicated an entire program to autism in honor of Autism Awareness Month in April. More...
Date: April 22, 2014
Report to autism community summarizes scientific findings behind new 1 in 68 estimate of autism prevalence in the United States More...
Date: April 22, 2014
A mother discusses her challenges with her son on the spectrum's unique interests. More...
Date: April 22, 2014
Verlaine writes about his brother Jonathan, who has autism, and who completed the Boston Marathon this year after last year's attacks. More...
Date: April 22, 2014
Three different programs serving kids with autism will be rolled into one More...

Research

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Official Blog Posts

Monday, April 21, 2014
Guest post by the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program More...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Researchers funded by Autism Speaks are using iPads to encourage speech among minimally verbal gradeschoolers affected by autism More...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Tyler, who happens to be living with autism, captured me the first moment I met him. More...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Tessie Hooker shares the story of her six-year-old grandson wandering from home and his safe return with the help of an angel. More...
Friday, April 11, 2014
A 2012 Community Grant to the YMCA of Greater Kansas City funded nine Career Academies for young adults and adults with autism. More...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A father describes finding peace with his son's condition. 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...
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Download the 100 Day Kit here! The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit and the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool More...
The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood. More...

Advocacy News

Date: April 22, 2014
Three different programs serving kids with autism will be rolled into one More...
Date: April 21, 2014
Gov. Heineman signs bill requiring certain insurers to cover diagnosis, treatment More...
Date: April 18, 2014
Washington employees accuse aerospace giant of Mental Health Parity violations More...
Date: April 17, 2014
Denials followed by delays prompts new regulatory enforcement More...
Date: April 16, 2014
Gov. Brownback enacts law making Kansas 10th state to expand coverage More...