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Jamitha Fields Gives Keynote Address at Autism Multicultural Project

June 03, 2014

West Hartford, CT (June 3, 2014) - Autism Speaks' Vice President for Community Affairs Jamitha Fields gave the keynote address at "The Autism Multicultural Project: Addressing Disparities and Needs in Underserved Communities,” today at the University of Saint Joseph. Read more about the event from the CT Mirror here.

Wall Street Journal Calls Awareness Ad "New Take" on Cause Marketing

April 28, 2014

(April 28, 2014) Today on WSJ.com, Nathalie Tadena looks at "Lifetime of Difference," the new awareness ad produced by BBDO New York in partnership with Autism Speaks.

The 60-second commercial consists of 4 15-second segments, the first features parents on a visit to the pediatrician with their young son. The next three, featuring  Johnson & Johnson’s Band-Aid, Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup and AT&T, show the child growing up and overcoming the challenges of autism. 

Autism Speaks Study Finds Advances towards Early Screening, Concerns about Path to Intervention

A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism

January 28, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 29, 2014) – A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism.

Advancing Earlier Intervention for Autism: Is Early Screening Enough?

Autism Speaks investigators find advances toward universal early screening, but raise concerns about subsequent steps to early intervention
January 29, 2014

Autism Speaks Awards Nearly $2.7 Million for New Research Projects

Latest Funding Invests in Potential Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Early Access to Care and Research into Environmental Risk Factors

Autism Speaks announced the award of nearly $2.7 million for the funding of 13 new research projects over the next three years.

January 06, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 6, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the award of nearly $2.7 million for the funding of 13 new research projects over the next three years. These grants will address Autism Speaks’ Early Access to Care initiative to reduce the average age of diagnosis and increase access to high-quality early intervention for all children affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Autism Speaks Awards Nearly $2.7 Million in Research Grants

Research investments in wandering prevention, treatment safety, early access to care and environmental influences on autism risk
January 06, 2014

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce new funding for thirteen research projects that will run over the next three years, for a total investment of $2,696,703 to advance understanding and treatment of autism and its related medical conditions.

Autism Speaks & Black Churches Partner to Advance Early Intervention

Partnership with National Black Church Initiative seeks to reduce racial disparities in age of autism diagnosis and quality early intervention
June 20, 2013

From left, Michelle Parris and her 10-yr. old son, Miles, who has autism, Rev. Anthony Hudson, Sr. Rev. Anthony Evans, Amy Daniels, Cathy Rice