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

Friday news conference will address efforts to educate first-responders, caregivers and the general public about the dangers of autism wandering and its frequency

Thank You Cardinal O'Malley and Pope Francis!

Autism Speaks leadership met with Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston.

Reducing Stress, Depression and Anxiety in Mothers of Kids with Autism

Study conducted at the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network site at Vanderbilt University shows clear benefits to mom-led stress-reduction classes; mindfulness training produced greatest benefits

"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 24, 2014
3-year-old Anthony Rodriguez is non-verbal and can't communicate what happened. More...
Date: July 23, 2014
ULTRA Testing seeks out individuals who excel at repetitive behaviors and pattern recognition. More...
Date: July 23, 2014
Inflammation is the body’s vital infection-fighting response, but chronic inflammation can harm the brain as well as body More...
Date: July 23, 2014
Bill would allow tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities More...
Date: July 23, 2014
Friday news conference will address efforts to educate first-responders, caregivers and the general public about dangers of wandering More...
Date: July 22, 2014
We would like to thank Cardinal O'Malley and Pope Francis for all of their wonderful work to help those in need. More...
Date: July 22, 2014
In honor of the release of Sounding The Alarm on Netflix we wanted to highlight 5 films currently out there on autism for our community More...
Date: July 22, 2014
A 12-year-old Utah boy loves trains so much he is known as "train conductor Matthew." More...

Research

Answers and advice by nutritionist and autism specialist Kelly Barnhill.
Early findings from the Infant Brain Imaging Study; more families needed to participate 
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Explore our research news column, expert advice blogs and science initiatives on the Autism Speaks science page.

Official Blog Posts

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...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
In wandering emergency situations that are far too common in the autism community, it is critical for the whole community to respond. More...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Jonathan is a 24-year-old man with Asperger's who recently graduated from college and hopes to pursue a career in filmmaking. More...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
A mom blogger who founded the blog "Autism with a side of fries" writes a letter to give advice to new autism parents. 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 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...
Date: July 08, 2014
States directed to cover medically necessary treatments More...