Major Medicaid Breakthrough Announced For Autism

States directed to cover medically necessary treatments

Thank You Mr. Mayor - A Letter from Autism Speaks President Liz Feld

Autism Speaks President Liz Feld thanks New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson for his strong words in support of a proposed group home for adults with autism

A Best Seller Heads to Broadway!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will have special opportunities for the Autism Speaks community when it hits Broadway in September!

On the Road: Fighting for Insurance Coverage In North Carolina

"On The Road For Autism Insurance Reform" looks at one family's fight in a state that helped lead the world in autism research.

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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 12, 2014
This afternoon, Early Access to Care participated in a panel session during the 15th Annual Harlem Book Fair in NYC. More...
Date: July 11, 2014
This isn’t the first time students at Exceptional Minds have worked on big Hollywood films. More...
Date: July 11, 2014
Amanda Leeder, a Doctoral Candidate from Fordham University, talks with us about her experiences in the autism field today. More...
Date: July 11, 2014
Hector Ramirez, an adult with autism from California, discusses how his life has been impacted by libraries. More...
Date: July 11, 2014
A letter from Autism Speaks President Liz Feld to New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson More...
Date: July 11, 2014
Supported by Autism Speaks, Bloomberg Family Foundation, University of Pennsylvania and George Washington University More...
Date: July 10, 2014
Senate confirms Cheryl Krause for 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals More...
Date: July 10, 2014
Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright will discuss film on PBS show "Metro Focus" More...

Research

Research updates and public comment on regression, wandering, adult employment, cord clamping, vaccines and more
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Official Blog Posts

Sunday, July 13, 2014
"On The Road For Autism Insurance Reform" looks at the reform fight in a state that helped lead the world in autism research. More...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Answers and perspective from Dan Coury, medical director of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network More...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Sounding the Alarm producer opens new eyes to autism. More...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Michael Korins, an adult with autism sang a Paul McCartney classic at a local event in honor of one of his greatest inspirations. More...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
"He has said to me several times that the kids and I saved HIS life, but in a lot of ways I think we saved each other’s." More...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
"On The Road For Autism Insurance Reform" looks at the reform fight in a state that helped lead the world in autism research. 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 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...
Date: July 08, 2014
Feds issue first state-by-state guide on services, insurance, Medicaid More...
Date: July 03, 2014
Approved twice by House, bill continues to languish in Senate More...
Date: June 26, 2014
U.S. Justice Department settles with NJ school district that banned service dog from classes, school activities More...