Paul Wang Discusses Breakthrough Synapses Study on Al Jazeera America

Autism Speaks Senior Vice President and Head of Medical Research Paul Wang discusses on Al Jazeera America's Consider This about a recent study on children affected by autism have a surplus of synapses

Ice Bucket Challenge - Thank You!

Autism Speaks would like to thank everyone who chose to do the Ice Bucket Challenge for both ALS and Autism Speaks.

Preparing for the Road to Adulthood?

The Autism Speaks Community-based Skills Assessment helps both parents and professionals working with individuals with autism ages 12 and up take the important step of developing a personalized and comprehensive transition plan. 

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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 26, 2014
In July a federal agency has directed states to cover medically necessary treatments for autism for children and young adults. More...
Date: August 26, 2014
On Saturday, September 6, Team Up! with Autism Speaks will host it’s 2nd Annual 4 Miles of Hope Race in Central Park in New York City. More...
Date: August 25, 2014
Autism Speaks would like to thank everyone doing the Ice Bucket Challenge for both ALS and Autism Speaks! More...
Date: August 25, 2014
Lancaster Online shares the story of the special relationship between Aaron and Anisa, a young man with autism and a Starbucks barista. More...
Date: August 25, 2014
"I have the issue with him not understanding, possibly, a command to put your hands up or to get on the ground. So, yes, it's scary." More...
Date: August 24, 2014
The Washington Nationals today held their 2nd Autism Awareness Game of 2014 offering discounted tickets for members in our community. More...
Date: August 24, 2014
On Sunday August 24th CBS Chicago highlighted the Autism Speaks Early Access to Care Initiative. More...

Research

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Official Blog Posts

Monday, August 25, 2014
A new documentary called "Big Daddy Autism" looks at the relationship between a single dad and his non-verbal son with autism in NYC. More...
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...

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...