School-Aged Children

School Community Tool Kit

This tool kit was designed to assist all members of the school community in understanding and supporting students with autism.

Guidance on Probiotics

 

Perspective from an autism-GI specialist in this week’s “Got Questions?” blog

Fighting for her Children

In educating her sons' doctors, one mom inspires a GI specialist to embrace  the Autism Speaks Treatment Network’s “whole person” approach to treating autism.

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News & Blogs

Last August, Laurie and Eric Chern traveled from their home in Chicago to have lunch with a few More...
Kelli Gibson, of Battle Creek, Michigan, knew that Connor was different from other babies. He More...
More than half of children with autism take medicine at some point during their childhood. Deciding More...
 By Rachel Nuwer From the day her twins were born, Marcy Oakes-Henschel could see they were More...
WASHINGTON, DC (February, 13, 2013) -- Bipartisan legislation that would enable families to create More...
NEW YORK (February 11, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today endorsed HF.181, sponsored by More...
CHICAGO (February 6, 2013) -- Autism Speaks is proud to recognize the achievements of Glencoe, Ill More...
JEFFERSON CITY (February 5, 2013) -- A Missouri state agency has found that the state's More...
  LAS VEGAS (February 4, 2013) -- Autism Speaks is co-hosting a full-day workshop on autism More...
On Friday, January 25th, the Department of Educations' Office for Civil Rights issued new More...
NEW YORK (January 28, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today endorsed SB.668 and HB.721, the new More...
NEW YORK (January 24, 2013) --– Autism Speaks today endorsed LB-505, a new autism insurance More...

Tool Kits

Today, 1 in 68 American children is diagnosed with autism. As an early childhood educator, you may be the first to notice when a child is not More...
Download the 100 Day Kit here! The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit and the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit were created specifically More...
A tool kit to assist members of the school community in understanding and supporting students with autism. The purpose of this kit is to provide More...
Download the Transition Tool Kit here!   The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the More...
Download the AS/HFA Kit for free! You can also view a PDF of each section by clicking on the links below. Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning More...
Download the Dental Tool Kit here! Oral health is a very important component of healthy daily living. But for some children with autism, oral health More...
Haircuts can sometimes be difficult for people with autism. The challenges can range from sensory issues to anxiety about what will happen during More...
El Manual de 100 Días de Autism Speaks fue diseñado exclusivamente para familias que han sido recientemente evaluadas. Este manual More...
Download the IEP Guide here! Individualized Education Program (IEP): Summary, Process and Practical Tips from Goodwin Procter LLP After More...
Family members and friends of individuals with autism are presented with many joys and many challenges throughout their lives. Learning that a More...

Community Connections

This month's Community Connections is all about celebrating moms and sharing experiences. We heard from hundreds of mothers across the country More...
Last month, we focused on the transition back to school. We heard from many families who wanted us to highlight ways they could play a part in their More...
The Family Services team at Autism Speaks interacts with families affected by autism on a daily basis. Lots of families have shared stories, sought More...
Social Mixers offer an opportunity for young people with autism to practice social skills and become more involved in their community. The process More...
Open the Doors to Your Community! Participation in the community can be enhanced through improvement in the social skills of individuals with autism More...
Start as Early as Possible!"No matter what our child's level of ability, he will do best in the future if you help him develop practical More...
Recreation is about activities and experiences which produce feelings of enjoyment and satisfaction. They give all of us opportunities to express More...
School is out, the sun is shining, and it is the time of year when we all begin to think about planning some down time - maybe even a vacation! More...
Faith is a very important part of life for so many families in the autism community. Many of these families often feel held back from becoming a part More...
"My greatest hope for my son with autism entering kindergarten is that he makes friends and is encouraged to be social while being safe. More...