NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 7, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that the estate of Charles Meixner has donated $3 million to support Autism Speaks’ Translational Research Initiative in the hopes of accelerating the discovery of treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). An initial distribution of $1.75 million from the gift will fund Autism Speaks’ translational postdoctoral fellowships, which invests in rising talent within the autism research community.
NEW YORK, N.Y., (July 11, 2013) – A collaborative formed by Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, has found full genome sequencing examining the entire DNA code of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members to provide the definitive look at the wide ranging genetic variations associated with ASD.
New York, N.Y. (June 26, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced awards totaling $685,968 funding new research in areas of high priority that will advance understanding and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The new funding includes six translational postdoctoral fellowships and a study on dementia in older persons with autism.
New York, N.Y. (June 21, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, and the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), today announced their new collaboration seeking to reduce the average age of diagnosis and to increase access to high-quality early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the African American community. The collaboration will be piloted in 150 churches in the greater Atlanta area as part of the Autism Speaks Early Access to Care initiative.
Kansas City, Mo. (June 17, 2013) – AMC Theatres® is proud to announce the launch the AMC Summer Nights program, which will offer some of the past year’s biggest movies for just $3, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Will Rogers Institute, the Autism Society of America and Autism Speaks.
NEW YORK, NY (JUNE 13, 2013) – Robert H. Ring, Ph.D., a respected autism and neurodevelopmental disorders researcher and executive, has been named Chief Science Officer of Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.
Ring, who is currently Autism Speaks' vice president of translational research, has devoted his entire career to improving the lives of people affected by mental health disorders, with specific focus on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) during the last seven years. He replaces Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D.
Extending its award-winning “Learn the Signs” campaign, Autism Speaks today launched the “Maybe” campaign, a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to reach African American and Hispanic parents. According to research, children in these communities are often diagnosed later than the national average.
WAYNE, NJ (May 6, 2013) – Today, Toys“R”Us, Inc. announced that it raised more than $2 million across the U.S. and Canada during its seventh consecutive in-store and online fundraising campaign to benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. In addition, individuals nationwide are still being invited to join a Walk Now For Autism Speaks event in their local community, or “Walk With Geoffrey” online and personally fundraise for Autism Speaks.
New York, N.Y. (April 18, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization and Ustream, the leader in live online video streaming, are partnering to live video stream the Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks fundraising and awareness event on Saturday, April 20 from the Rose Bowl. As part of the partnership, Autism Speaks will have its own Pro channel on Ustream, which will showcase the broadcast on its homepage.