#BostonStrong: An Adult with Autism Plans on Crossing That Finish Line

Verlaine Brunot shares the story of his brother Jonathan, a marathoner with autism who is running the Boston Marathon again after his race was cut short by the attacks last year.

Your Dollars@Work: Helping Nonverbal Children Speak – Part I

Researchers funded by Autism Speaks are using iPads to encourage speech among minimally verbal gradeschoolers affected by autism.

They Hear You! NIH Seeks DSM-5 Input from Autism Community

Self-advocates, families and autism professionals invited to weigh in on research to explore effects of new diagnostic criteria for ASD.

'Light It Up Blue' Partners Keep Momentum Going

Autism Speaks thanks corporate partners for making 2014 Light It Up Blue a monumental success all.

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News

Date: April 18, 2014
Company increases employment opportunities by matching the skills of the autism community with the needs of many industries. More...
Date: April 18, 2014
US Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee publishes its selection of the 20 most-significant research studies of last year More...
Date: April 18, 2014
The New England Revolution presents its annual Autism Awareness game at Gillette Stadium against Sporting Kansas City More...
Date: April 18, 2014
Parents who’ve “tried everything” seek help for son; options include participation in new clinical trial More...
Date: April 17, 2014
Cable news network was launched 25 years ago. More...
Date: April 17, 2014
Denials followed by delays prompts new regulatory enforcement More...
Date: April 17, 2014
Autism Speaks co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright were interviewed by host Rafael Pi Roman, offer preview of "Sounding the Alarm" film More...
Date: April 17, 2014
Families enjoy Rangers win on Autism Awareness Night at Globe Life Park! More...
Date: April 17, 2014
The topic is close to home for host Bill Boyer, he has an 8-year son on the spectrum. More...

Research

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Official Blog Posts

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Researchers funded by Autism Speaks are using iPads to encourage speech among minimally verbal gradeschoolers affected by autism More...
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
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 17, 2014
Denials followed by delays prompts new regulatory enforcement More...
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...