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First-ever Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund and fifth annual Baker Summer Camp Program recipients announced!

May 06, 2014

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 Summer Camp Program.

May 01, 2014

(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 river. The strong current swept Owen down the river. Luckily within minutes, emergency responders arrived and pulled him out. Owen was airlifted to a hospital and put on life support. Just two days later, however, Owen was able to breathe on his own.

April 30, 2014

(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, resources and assistance to families affected by autism who have experienced or continue to experience the effects of these horrible events.

April 29, 2014

(April 29, 2014)  - A FOX outlet in Cleveland last week highlighted the growing number of teens and young adults with autism attending college. Kent University in Ohio has a program where students with autism can voluntarily register to make the school aware of their diagnosis. There are currently approximately 25 students in the program, up from just five people a few years ago. College employees feel there are likely many more who choose not to register.