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Global Autism Public Health

Supported by Autism Speaks, Bloomberg Family Foundation, University of Pennsylvania and George Washington University
July 11, 2014

The Korean Community Services (KCS) of Metropolitan New York has established a Korean-language autism hotline, with support from Autism Speaks, the University of Pennsylvania and George Washington University. Autism Speaks funding for this project was made possible through a grant from the Bloomberg Family Foundation.

World Health Assembly Establishes Autism as Global Health Priority as ‘Autism Researchers Without Borders’ is Launched

Autism Speaks convened its second annual Advocacy Leadership Network in New York City last month

June 05, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 5, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, convened its second annual Advocacy Leadership Network (ALN) in New York City last month. The ALN is a two-day meeting of autism advocates from families, professional communities and international governments, who are united in their efforts to improve the lives of those affected by the disorder around the world.

Autism Speaks participated in the first-ever World Meeting of Disabilities in Guayaquil, Ecuador, an unprecedented event in the region

November 27, 2013

GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR (November 27, 2013) – On November 25th and 26th, Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, participated in the first-ever World Meeting of Disabilities in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Hosted by Secretaria Tecnica (the Technical Secretariat of Disabilities) and overseen by the office of the Ecuadorian Vice President, an event of this kind is unprecedented in the region.

New Malaysian program will work with Autism Speaks to raise awareness & sensitivity; Malaysia’s first lady praises collaboration
September 29, 2013

Malaysia’s newly founded autism program – Permata Kurnia – has announced that it will collaborate with Autism Speaks to enhance national awareness and community sensitivity to the needs of individuals with autism. The announcement comes on the heels of Autism Speaks’ Sixth Annual World Focus on Autism, in New York City. The Sept.

Andy Shih delivers call for action at WHO's 1st conference on autism and other developmental disorders, co-sponsored by Autism Speaks
September 17, 2013

 

 

Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened its historic first conference on autism. The Geneva meeting represents the first step in enacting the recently passed World Health Assembly resolution on autism.