Senator Schumer, Autism Speaks, NCMEC & NYPD Address Autism Wandering

News conference addresses efforts to educate first-responders, caregivers and the general public about the dangers of autism wandering and its frequency.

Getting Evaluated for Autism as an Adult: Where to Go? Who to See?

“Our 6 year old has been diagnosed with autism, and I’d like to get evaluated, too. Problem is, I can’t find anyone who knows how to diagnose adults. All the tests seem to be designed for children.”

Your Dollars@Work: Investigating Early Influences on Autism Risk

With the support of Autism Speaks and the participation of families, researchers at Johns Hopkins are discovering the genetic and environmental factors that affect early brain development. 

"Sounding The Alarm" Now Available on Netflix!

The documentary "Sounding The Alarm" is now available on Netflix!   Coming soon to iTunes and Amazon Prime.

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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 28, 2014
23-year-old Martin Finn has autism and has never spoken a full sentence but his pitch-perfect voice is a thing to behold. More...
Date: July 28, 2014
The bi-partisan legislation creates tax-advantaged savings accounts in order to finance an individual’s long-term care. More...
Date: July 28, 2014
New playground at Maryland's The Shafer Center features equipment designed to encourage interactions More...
Date: July 28, 2014
Not showing interest with eyes at 8 months tied to more-severe autism symptoms by age 3; may signal opportunity for early intervention More...
Date: July 28, 2014
A pilot project in Canada hopes to train and find jobs for adults with autism in the information technology field. More...
Date: July 25, 2014
Autism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright honored for their philanthropic work. More...
Date: July 25, 2014
News conference addresses efforts to educate first-responders, caregivers and the general public about dangers of wandering More...
Date: July 24, 2014
Autism Speaks Global Autism Public Health Initiative highlighted More...

Research

Read about early findings from the Infant Brain Imaging Study; more participants needed  
Explore our research news column, expert advice blogs and science initiatives on the Autism Speaks science page.
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Learn about donor registration; advance understanding and treatment of autism. 

Official Blog Posts

Monday, July 28, 2014
‘Our 1 in 68 can’t wait so take 5 to advocate!’ More...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Pediatric neurologist Martha Herbert explores autism’s brain origins in the context of environment influences More...
Friday, July 25, 2014
A parent of a recently diagnosed child wants to get evaluated himself, but finds that all the standard tests are designed for children More...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
A quick message to our whole community, especially our Men in Blue, as we all work to speak Beyond the Beltway. More...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
In this heartfelt letter, one mom responds to a teacher she heard making disparaging and hurtful comments at her son's T-ball game. More...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
With Autism Speaks support, these researchers are discovering the genetic and environmental factors that affect early brain development 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 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...
Date: July 10, 2014
Senate confirms Cheryl Krause for 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals More...