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Autism Speaks distributed sixteen iPads to organizations serving the needs of adults on the autism spectrum in Connecticut, Maine, and

December 17, 2013

BOSTON, MA, (December 17, 2013) – This week Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, distributed sixteen iPads to organizations serving the needs of adults on the autism spectrum in Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts. Thanks to a generous donation from the Celegene Corporation, the New England Chapter of Autism Speaks distributed total of 19 iPads to organizations dedicated to autistic adults.

More than $700,000 awarded to support innovative local organizations in the U.S.

Autism Speaks announced more than $700,000 to 141 local organizations through its Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grants programs.

December 19, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 19, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism and science advocacy organization, announced today that it has awarded more than $700,000 to 141 local organizations through its Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grants programs.

Projects funded by all three grants will expand existing programs to serve more individuals with autism spectrum disorder, and create new programs that demonstrate innovation in providing services to improve and enrich the lives of individuals with autism.

December 03, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (December 3, 2013) – Autism Speaks and New York Collaborates for Autism (NYCA) joined together last night for “The Winter Ball for Autism” -- a star-studded event set against the breathtaking backdrop of The Metropolitan Museum of Art that raised more than $3 million towards both organizations efforts to develop innovative research, and programs and services for individuals affected by autism. 

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 program will support families and raise awareness of the dangers of wandering

Partnership to address wandering in the autism community and to provide assistance with finding missing people with autism

November 25, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. (November 25, 2013) — Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, and the Guardian Angels today have formed a partnership to address the growing incidence of wandering in the autism community and to provide assistance with finding missing people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Advocates and policymakers gather at inaugural autism policy and action summit to call for national autism plan
November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 15, 2013) – Autism Speaks yesterday was joined by hundreds of advocates on Capitol Hill. More than 260 autism activists from across the nation visited all 535 members of Congress, demanding a strategic national autism plan. 

2013 Fellows to Receive More Than $520,000 in Research Grants Over the Next Two Years

Program funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation focuses on developing rising talent within the autism research community

October 28, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 29, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced three additional recipients to the fifth class of Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellows funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The fellowship program focuses on developing rising talent within the autism research community.

First-ever large scale autism travel practice event at JFK Airport draws 300 people from the autism community --

First autism travel practice event of its kind held at New York’s JFK Airport. The event was sponsored in part by Wyndham Worldwide

September 24, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 24, 2013) – Autism Speaks and JetBlue Airways in partnership with Port Authority and TSA, on Saturday, September 21, hosted more than 300 people during Blue Horizons for Autism. This was the first autism travel practice event of its kind held at New York’s JFK Airport. The event was sponsored in part by Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world’s largest hospitality companies.