Autism and Pets: More Evidence of Social Benefits

No one-size-fits-all solution; researchers emphasize importance of child’s sensitivities in choosing pet.

Who's Your 'Light It Up Blue' Hero?

Tell us who you think deserves a special thank you for lighting it up blue

Families Find Serenity at Special Needs Church Service

On Palm Sunday The Church of the Blessed Sacrament in New York City held a special needs mass where families are allowed to make noise and walk around during the service without feeling ostracized.

Kind Plane Passenger Reunited with Young Girl with Autism

A mother and a stranger on a plane who was kind to her daughter with autism earlier this year were reunited in New Jersey last week. 

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News

Date: April 16, 2014
Gov. Brownback enacts law making Kansas 10th state to expand coverage More...
Date: April 16, 2014
The sports world is buzzing about an act of kindness by Seattle Seahawks running back Christine Michael. More...
Date: April 16, 2014
Annual Autism Spectrum Awareness and Acceptance Day at the Massachusetts State House focuses on path to successful employment More...
Date: April 16, 2014
Hannah who works for our New England Chapter shares how her journey on the spectrum has been impacted by the power of music. More...
Date: April 15, 2014
No one-size-fits-all solution; researchers emphasize importance of child’s sensitivities in choosing pet More...
Date: April 15, 2014
Families are allowed to make noise and walk around during the service without feeling ostracized. More...
Date: April 14, 2014
Families enjoy Brewers win on Autism Awareness Night at Miller Park! More...
Date: April 14, 2014
Matt McGlone, a college freshman with autism, has maintained a 3.3 GPA in his first semester thanks to the community support around him More...
Date: April 14, 2014
Board Member visits Neiman Marcus store to meet Walkers; Sales of NEST Blue Garden candle benefit Autism Speaks More...

Research

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Official Blog Posts

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
Advice from specialists in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network 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...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A heartwarming story on how two siblings spoke out on their school's intercoms to advocate for their brother who has autism. 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...
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 16, 2014
Gov. Brownback enacts law making Kansas 10th state to expand coverage More...
Date: April 09, 2014
House, Senate members briefed on needed changes in ABA coverage for military kids More...
Date: April 03, 2014
Gov. Gary Herbert signs bill requiring ABA, other coverages More...
Date: April 02, 2014
6-year effort to require insurers to cover treatments clears Legislature More...
Date: April 02, 2014
Cites contributions of Americans with autism More...