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Autism Response Team

Autism Response Team (ART) members are specially trained to connect families with information, resources and opportunities. They are available to answer calls and emails from 9am to 1pm local time. For all other inquiries not related to family resources, please look below.

August 02, 2014

The National Capital Area chapter of Autism Speaks was proud to host a dynamic group of Alpha Xi Deltas for the second annual Summer Immersion Experience the week of July 28th. Young women from colleges across the country came to Washington DC and spent Monday through Friday learning all things related to autism as well as the importance of the four pillars of Autism Speaks.

July 23, 2014

NEW  YORK (July 23, 2014)  - Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) will join representatives from Autism Speaks, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and NYPD at a news conference on Friday, July 25, at 10:30 a.m. to address efforts to educate first-responders, caregivers and the general public about the dangers of autism wandering and its frequency. 

July 10, 2014

July 10, 2014 - The acclaimed autism documentary "Sounding the Alarm" will be available on Netflix on July 15. The film examines the lives of 12 families who live with autism, and chronicles the challenges and opportunities they face from diagnosis to adulthood. 

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Pledges to Put Science to Work for Families

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer pledges to put science to work for families

July 02, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 2, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Ring, Ph.D., its chief science officer, as a public member of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). Comprised of both Federal and Public members, the IACC advises the government on federally funded autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research and related activities, and provides a forum for public input on these issues.

New Tool to Help Parents and Professionals Develop Personalized Transition Plans for Young Adults and Adults with Autism

Autism Speaks today released its Community-based Skills Assessment, a new transition assessment tool to help parents and professionals

June 30, 2014
New York, N.Y. (June 30, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today released its Community-based Skills Assessment, a new transition assessment tool to help parents and professionals measure the skill levels and abilities of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) beginning at age 12 and continuing through adulthood.
 
Projects Includes Research into Environmental Risk Factors, Genome Sequencing, and Effective Programs for Early Diagnosis and Intervention

Includes Research into Environmental Risk Factors, Genome Sequencing, and Effective Programs for Early Diagnosis and Intervention

June 26, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 26, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the awarding of three new targeted research grants totaling more than $1 million. These grants will further the organization’s mission to change the future for all those struggling with autism by addressing a number of Autism Speaks research priorities and programs, including our global public health and environmental risk initiatives.

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.

Simons Foundation, Autism Speaks & Autism Science Foundation Collaboration Will Increase Critically-Needed Brain Tissue for Autism Research

Simons Foundation, Autism Speaks & Autism Science Foundation collaboration will increase critically-needed brain tissue for research

May 15, 2014

ATLANTA, GA (May 16, 2014) — The Simons Foundation, Autism Speaks and the Autism Science Foundation today announced the launch of the Autism BrainNet registration site, It Takes Brains (www.takesbrains.org).  Autism BrainNet is a consorti

Event will provide families with valuable resources, information to support individuals with autism throughout their lifespan

May 13, 2014

Boston, MA (May 13, 2014)– The Greater Boston Community of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is partnering with Kimball Farm to host their 2nd Annual Resource Fair and Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 17th from 10am-1pm