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Latest Funding Supports Advances in Environmental Science and Innovative Small Business Projects as well as Basic & Clinical Research

Autism Speaks today announced the award of $4.8 million in funding for 14 new research projects. To date, Autism Speaks has committed m

January 07, 2013

New York, N.Y. (January 7, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the award of $4.8 million in funding for 14 new research projects. To date, Autism Speaks has committed more than $195 million for research projects that advance understanding of the causes, prevention treatment and cure of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  

More Than $1 Million Committed to Support the Work of Innovative Local Organizations in the U.S. and Canada

Autism Speaks announced that it has awarded more than $1 million to advance the work of community-based organizations.

December 20, 2012

(NEW YORK, N.Y., December 20, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it has awarded more than $1 million to advance the work of community-based organizations.  Funding will expand existing programs to serve more individuals with autism or create new programs that demonstrate innovation in providing services to improve and enrich the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across the U.S.

Annual "Best of" Focuses on Progress in Environmental Science, Adult Support and Medicines Development

Autism Speaks has released its annual list of the 10 most significant science achievements to have impacted autism during the previous

December 19, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 19, 2012­) – Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, has released its annual list of the 10 most significant science achievements to have impacted autism during the previous year. Every year, Autism Speaks documents the progress made toward its mission to discover the causes and treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and identifies the. Top Ten Autism Research Advances of the year .

December 15, 2012

Our hearts go out to the families and town of Newtown, Connecticut in the wake of this heartbreaking event. Several media outlets are reporting that the shooter might have had an autism spectrum disorder. Some have also inaccurately reported that there is a linkage between autism and planned violence. We ask that blame not be placed on people with disabilities or disorders in the midst of these types of tragedies and that everyone keep the families of Newtown in their prayers.

Elizabeth Feld
President, Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Supports U.N. Call for Urgent Action

Today the United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a new resolution calling on governments to take urgent action to improve a

December 12, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 12, 2012) – Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously passed a new resolution calling on governments to take urgent action to improve access to long-term healthcare, education, training and intervention programs for persons with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental disorders (DD), and associated disabilities, at local, national and international levels.

DELSIA’s First Award funded by Autism Speaks Supports Development of Arbaclofen and other Innovative Treatments for ASD

Autism Speaks and Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism, LLC (DELSIA), its non-profit affiliate, announced today a partnership be

December 03, 2012

New York, N.Y. (December 3, 2012) – Autism Speaks and Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism, LLC (DELSIA), its non-profit affiliate, announced today a partnership between DELSIA and Seaside Therapeutics (Cambridge, Mass.) that aims to discover biomarkers that can be used to facilitate the development of safe, effective and personalized treatments of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

According to Commentary by Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Featured in Archives of General Psychiatry

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D. describes how the dramatic progress in autism research has paralleled incre

November 26, 2012

(NEW YORK, N.Y., November 26, 2012) – Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D. describes how the dramatic progress in autism research has paralleled increased recognition of autism’s prevalence and financial impact in the December issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry published on line today. “This issue of the journal features three articles on autism,” she writes in her editorial. “A decade ago, the journal published about the same number of autism articles per year.”

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Autism Speaks announced the launch of “Sound Off For Autism Speaks”. This exciting fundraising effort will give fans the opportunity t

November 19, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (November 19, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, announced today the launch of “Sound Off For Autism Speaks”.