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Identifying Autism in Disadvantaged Regions: Challenges & Opportunity

Autism Speaks co-hosts meeting to spur development of practical means to diagnose autism in low- and middle-income countries
October 15, 2014

Autism Speaks co-hosts meeting to spur development of practical means to diagnose autism in low- and middle-income countries

(Oct 15, 2014) Today, autism researchers and clinicians from around the world will meet in Baltimore to begin developing practical and freely available tools for diagnosing autism in low- and middle-income countries.

NYC’s Korean Community Launches Autism Hotline

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.

Autism Speaks Brings Together Global Stakeholders at 2nd Meeting of The Advocacy Leadership Network

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 Brings Autism Awareness to the Forefront at First-Ever World Meeting of Disabilities

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.

Autism Speaks Partners with Malaysia

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.