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Autism Speaks study finds non-experts can use new, simple test to screen for autism among children in poor world regions
February 13, 2014

 

Researchers have shown that a simple screening test for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders is both practical and effective for use in world regions lacking in resources and expertise.

Resolution brings formal commitment to action on developmental disabilities by more than 50 countries
June 04, 2013

On May 30, the executive board of the World Health Assembly adopted the resolution “Comprehensive and Coordinated Efforts for the Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders” (ASD). The assembly is the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

December 13, 2012

On December 12, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously passed a new resolution calling on governments to take urgent action to improve access to long-term healthcare, education, training and intervention programs for persons with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental disorders (DD), and associated disabilities, at local, national and international levels. The resolution was drafted and tabled by the Mission of Bangladesh with the support of Autism Speaks, and more than 70 co-sponsors.

Autism Speaks Supports U.N. Call for Urgent Action

Today the United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a new resolution calling on governments to take urgent action to improve a

December 12, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 12, 2012) – Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously passed a new resolution calling on governments to take urgent action to improve access to long-term healthcare, education, training and intervention programs for persons with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental disorders (DD), and associated disabilities, at local, national and international levels.

Autism Speaks has received such positive feedback about the resources it has developed for families affected by autism, such as the 100 Day Kit. In order to make these resources more accessible to the global autism community, we have developed this page for non-English speaking families. Below you will find resources in a number of languages, followed by a description of how individuals and organizations can help Autism Speaks to adapt and translate its materials. Please continue to visit this page as more and more language resources become available.


Post and photos by Michael Rosanoff, MPH, associate director public health research & scientific review
 

We, as a group of leaders, policy makers, health actors and advocates, civil society representatives, family and service user representatives, and other stakeholders from South Asia and South East Asia, convened in Dhaka, Bangladesh to attend a Conference titled- “Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities in Bangladesh and South Asia” on 25-26 July 2011,

Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other relevant international human rights instruments,

August 01, 2011

August 1, 2011

By Andy Shih, Ph.D., vice president scientific affairs, Dana Marnane, vice president of awareness and events and Michael Rosanoff, associate director, public health research and scientific review

Autism Speaks participated in the launch of GAPH-Bangladesh and co-hosted a conference — “Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities in Bangladesh and South Asia” — together with the Bangladesh government, the Centre for Neurodevelopment & Autism in Children (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University), the World Health Organization (WHO), and WHO’s South East Asian Regional Office (SEARO). Andy Shih, Ph.D., vice president of scientific affairs for Autism Speaks, provides more background in ‘