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February 05, 2013

The Fox Theatre in Detroit is hosting its first Autism Friendly Show. The goal is to both help families feel comfortable within this environment and to educate staffers, performers and audience members on what makes the theater experience more enjoyable for children with autism spectrum disorders and other sensory difficulties. Autism Speaks hopes to enlist more venues to join this effort in the future.

Programs in CA, CT, NJ, NY Selected as National Models

Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA) has selected the inaugural winners of AFAA Applauds, a national initiative recognizing

January 29, 2013

(Autism Speaks is the managing partner of Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA), a national consortium of organizations seeking to create meaningful futures for adults with autism that include homes, jobs, recreation, friends, and supportive communities.) 

Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA) has selected the inaugural winners of AFAA Applauds, a national initiative recognizing innovative, high-quality support programs for adults living with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

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.

December 19, 2012

The hearts and prayers of all of us at Autism Speaks continue to go out to the families and town of Newtown, Connecticut in the wake of the heartbreaking events of last Friday. The devastation has been felt by people all around the world as we struggle to understand and deal with this horrible tragedy. We have put together resources to help members of the autism community - families, children, siblings, friends and schools – to better comprehend and cope with these widespread feelings of grief and loss. 

Autism Speaks is thrilled to announce the 2012 Chapter Grants Recipients. A total of $100,000 was awarded to 21 local organizations to fund programs for individuals with autism in the areas of Education, Recreation and Community Activities, and Young Adult and Adult Services.

Click the links below to learn more about each of these exciting programs!