Autism CARES Passes with Bipartisan Support

Bill authorizing $1.3 billion for autism goes to President Obama

Autism CARES Dedicates $1.3 Billion to Autism

Thanks to all of our #AutismChampions, the Autism CARES bill was passed with bipartisan support. Now it is up to President Obama to sign it into law. Let congress know that you CARE about autism!

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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 01, 2014
Forbes discusses the rise of the numbers of adults with autism and how this has led to colleges focusing on autism programs. More...
Date: August 01, 2014
Shop For A Cause charity shopping event takes place on Saturday, August 23, 2014 More...
Date: July 31, 2014
$1.3 billion reauthorization bill heads to President Obama More...
Date: July 31, 2014
The New York Times explores “optimal outcomes” in autism – rare individuals who overcome symptoms, usually with intensive therapy More...
Date: July 31, 2014
Bill sent to Governor Deval Patrick More...
Date: July 31, 2014
Parents and disabled adults gathered in Greenwich, Connecticut to discuss the lack of state aid for adults with disabilities. More...
Date: July 31, 2014
Lucky Day, a boy with autism who has a passion for picking up trash and recycling received an award for his efforts from his hometown More...
Date: July 31, 2014
MyFoxHouston highlights Sugar Land's Launch Academy, a place where teens with autism rehearse for the road to adulthood. More...

Research

With the support of Autism Speaks and the participation of families, researchers at Johns Hopkins are discovering the...
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Official Blog Posts

Friday, August 1, 2014
Parents seek advice on switching back to early wake up and long school days; advice and perspective in the “Got Questions?” blog More...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
This post highlights the impact Easter Seals summer camp has had on twin recipients of Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp scholarships. More...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Autism Speaks Staffer Ann Gibbons talks about this Friday's 8th annual Bike to the Beach benefitting Autism Speaks! More...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
In this post, Marissa Hacker talks about the Disney-themed special needs prom she hosted to help people like her brother make friends. More...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Actress Mageina Tovah's latest project is a film about autism called, "Hux." More...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A college student from the University of Cincinnati writes about growing up on the autism spectrum and what he is doing today. 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 31, 2014
$1.3 billion reauthorization bill heads to President Obama More...
Date: July 31, 2014
Bill sent to Governor Deval Patrick More...
Date: July 31, 2014
Bill allowing tax-free savings for disabilities on the move More...
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...