World-Renowned Artist with Autism and Mom Give Inspiring TED Talk

25 year-old Tim Sharp is an Australian artist and the creator of  cheeky superhero Laser Beak Man. 

Disney-Themed Prom for Kids with Special Needs!

In this post, Marissa Hacker talks about the Disney-themed special needs prom she hosted through her Fantastic Friends organization to help people like her brother Matthew make friends!

Man Who Has Never Spoken Full Sentence has Pitch-Perfect Voice

23-year-old Martin Finn has autism and according to his family, he has never spoken a full sentence but his singing voice is a thing to behold. 

"Sounding The Alarm" Now Available on Netflix!

The documentary "Sounding The Alarm" is now available on Netflix and can be pre-ordered on iTunes.  Coming soon to Amazon Prime and Google Play.

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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: July 31, 2014
MyFoxHouston highlights Sugar Land's Launch Academy, a place where teens with autism rehearse for the road to adulthood. More...
Date: July 31, 2014
Bill allowing tax-free savings for disabilities on the move More...
Date: July 31, 2014
A local bike shop in Stockton, Wisconsin, built a special bike for a boy with autism so he could ride for the first time. More...
Date: July 30, 2014
Study finds no link between autism and mercury levels in mom or newborn; still prudent to limit intake of certain fish during pregnancy More...
Date: July 29, 2014
“There are not enough services. It’s a real problem for families," said Autism Speaks Executive Vice President Lisa Goring. More...
Date: July 29, 2014
25 year-old Tim Sharp is an Australian artist and the creator of superhero Laser Beak Man. More...
Date: July 29, 2014
An autism-friendly performance of "Into The Woods" will be playing at The Old Globe in San Diego on August 9th. More...
Date: July 29, 2014
Jason McElwain, a basketball player with autism's story is highlighted from the perspective of his mother. More...

Research

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Explore our research news column, expert advice blogs and science initiatives on the Autism Speaks science page.
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Official Blog Posts

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...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In this post, Autism Speaks intern and EMT Nola Waill shares her experience training first responders on autism safety awareness. 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
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...
Date: July 15, 2014
Liz Feld urges BCBS to drop its opposition in open letter More...
Date: July 15, 2014
Newspapers ads counter false arguments against autism insurance reform More...