Family Services

The Month in Review: Autism Speaks January 2011 Impact

January got everyone off and running quickly as we ramped up several new programs and initiatives for 2012 and literally hit the ground running. In late January, the New York Times broke a story about the proposed DSM-5 change that triggered... More...

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about DSM-5

Experts at Autism Speaks have put together answers to your questions to help you better understand what the DSM-5 changes mean and how they might affect your loved one's diagnosis and access to services.... More...

Somebody Stole My Name! (but we’re friends now)

This is a post by Dr. Scott Standifer, a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Disability Policy & Studies office (DPS) at the University of Missouri. He is the author of ... More...

Camp Good Times Baker Summer Camp

Blog by Beth Weiner, Camp Director of Camp Good Times in Charleston, South Carolina, which received a grant last year:   The 2011 session of Camp Good Times of Charleston, a recipient of an Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp... More...

Autism Speaks Announces Third Annual Baker Summer Camp Scholarship Program

New York, N.Y. (January 25, 2012) -- Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced its third annual Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp Program, which will offer scholarship funds to camps of... More...

Social Lives and Teens with Autism

This is a blog post by Lisa Goring, Autism Speaks Vice President, Family Services.  

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Healthcare, Technology and Autism converge at CES 2012

This is a guest blog post from Marc Sirkin, Autism Speaks VP Social Marketing and Online Fundraising. He recently attended CES to support the launch of a strategic partnership with Careverge.com.  

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Autism Speaks Awards Over $1 Million in Family Services Community Grants in U.S., Canada

NEW YORK, NY (January 24, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism advocacy organization, today announced the award of over $1 million in grants to directly support the innovative work of autism service providers in dozens of co... More...

LIVE Chat with Geri Dawson, PhD & Lisa Goring Analyzing DSM-5

Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson, PhD and Family Services Vice President Lisa Goring hosted a LIVE Chat to address concerns sparked by this week’s New York Times article on proposed revisions to the medical definition of autism spectrum dis... More...

Learn More About January’s Home of the Month

After we highlighted Farmsteads of New England as January’s “Home of the Month” on our new Housing Portal, we received many requests for more information about... More...

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