Advocacy

Closing the Gap on Autism - September 27 - 29

Help us help GAP raise awareness and precious dollars to go toward our research and advocacy programs! All weekend long, GAP stores will be taking donations at the registers to support Autism Speaks. Shoppers will receive a coupon for 25% off one ... More...

Advocacy Tool Kit

The Advocacy Tool Kit aims to help both individuals on the spectrum and their families develop and use critical advocacy skills in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.  ... More...

Autism Speaks Intervenes For California State Workers

LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2013) -- Autism Speaks and Autism Deserves Equal Coverage have filed a friend-of-the-court ... More...

U.S. Census: High Unemployment, Low Wages Plague Disability Community

WASHINGTON, DC (March 19, 2013) -- Americans with disabilities experience higher unemployment rates than the general population and those who are employed tend to hold low-paying jobs, work part-time and earn less than their ... More...

Bridging the Gap: Maximizing Education for Special Needs Kids

The education system is difficult to maneuver to ensure the best learning for your child can be difficult, especially if your child has autism. Karen Peterson, is a single mom from Harlem, who has tirelessly championed for her autistic son Nigel, ... More...

NIH Awards $100 Million in Autism Research Grants Funded by CARA

WASHINGTON, DC (September 6, 2012) -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $100 million in federal grants to nine Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) r... More...

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