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Autism Speaks Announces Recipients of Swimming Scholarships and Baker Summer Camp Grants

NEW YORK, NY (MAY 6, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the recipients of its inaugural Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund, as well as its fifth annual Baker Summe... More...

Baker Summer Camp Grants 2014

May 2014 - Autism Speaks has awarded $200,000 in scholarship funds ... More...

Going Solo: It's Okay to Take Chances

This is a post by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum and an Autism Family Partner at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an Autism Spe... More...

Grandma Says Emergency Responders Responsible for Saving Grandson's Life

(May 1, 2014) - Last Saturday in Manistee, Michigan, Janet Krause got a call that is every parent or grandparent's worst nightmare: her grandson Owen had run off from the company of his caregiver and fallen into a nearby ... More...

Autism Speaks Responds to Recent Tornadoes

(April 28, 2014) - Autism Speaks extends our deepest sympathies to the families affected by the recent devastating tornadoes in the middle part of the country. 

We are working hard to provide information, resource... More...

Number of Teens and Young Adults with Autism in College on the Rise

(April 29, 2014)  - A FOX outlet in Cleveland last week highlighted the growing number of teens and young adults with aut... More...

Congress Examines Police Response To People With Disabilities

WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2014) -- A Senate Judiciary Committee panel took testimony today from experts in law enforcement and the disabilities community, including Autism Speaks, on the police response to emergencies involving pe... More...

Happy 9th Birthday: A Letter to my Son with Autism

The post below is a heartwarming letter from Rico Cannon to his son on his 9th birthday. Rico shares his experiences as that father of a son with autism and how raising Cameron inspired him to give back.

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