Adults with Autism Report High Rates of Sexual Victimization

Study links higher risk to lack of sexual knowledge. Autism Speaks has resources to help adolescents and adults build understanding and skills.

Nantucket Walk Celebrates Island's Acceptance

2014 Nantucket Walk theme focuses on island as a Summer destination for families with autism and disabilities.

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"

Autism Speaks Names Stephen Scherer Director of AUT10K

World-renowned geneticist will oversee world’s largest database of autism genomes–advancing understanding and treatment of ASD subtypes.

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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 19, 2014
Study links higher risk to lack of sexual knowledge; Autism Speaks has resources for building understanding and skills More...
Date: August 19, 2014
As a community, we must all work together to take a stand and prevent incidents of abuse involving individuals with autism. More...
Date: August 19, 2014
World Series champ and special needs advocate Albert Pujols is on the cover of this special anniversary edition. More...
Date: August 19, 2014
More than 600 attendees participated in the 6th Annual Oregon Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Alpenrose Dairy. More...
Date: August 18, 2014
Graphic video of Florida teen with autism being attached causes public outcry online and off. More...
Date: August 18, 2014
New strategic plan emphasizes research and community outreach at 14 centers across North America; includes two new centers More...
Date: August 16, 2014
2014 Nantucket Walk theme focuses on island as a Summer destination for families with autism and disabilities. More...
Date: August 15, 2014
"Cruise Night for Autism Speaks" Draws Big Crowds Night Before The Walk More...

Research

Study by Autism Speaks Weatherstone fellow demonstrates effectiveness of program to expand delivery of autism...
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Advice and perspective from gastroenterologist Tim Buie, a specialist in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network
Learn about donor registration; advance understanding and treatment of autism. 

Official Blog Posts

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Tervis Partners with Two Can Art for Collection to Benefit Autism Speaks. More...
Monday, August 18, 2014
"I feel like God puts everyone on Earth for a reason and mine is to help and impact people, especially with autism." More...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Interns from College of the Holy Cross wrap up summer research projects on autism-related needs of adult and Latino communities More...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Georgetown Law students, one with Asperger syndrome, reflect on their summer on Capitol Hill with Autism Speaks More...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Here are 5 reasons you should shop at Macy's this Saturday during our "Shop for a Cause" campaign supporting Autism Speaks! More...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Answers and perspective from a child psychologist with the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network 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 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...
Date: July 31, 2014
$1.3 billion reauthorization bill heads to President Obama More...