Skip navigation

Calls to Action

Cure Autism Now

August 22, 2011

All of us at Autism Speaks mourn the loss of Jerome J. Shestack, father of Cure Autism Now co-founder Jonathan Shestack. He was a well-known human rights lawyer from Philadelphia, who also served as president of the American Bar Association in 1997-98. In 1979, Jerry was appointed Ambassador to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights by President Jimmy Carter. He is credited with helping to create the first human rights bloc in U.N. History.

September 12, 2007
Each Fall the Cure Autism Now Science Program advisory boards meet to review the latest round of

Young Investigator and Pilot Project grants for the upcoming year. In 2006, our tenth year of offering these awards, Cure Autism Now received a record number of grant requests. Looking at our grant program overall, the number of applications has quadrupled in a mere two years, providing a stunning index of the intensity of the increased focus on autism within the research community.



Archive
Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research
Meeting Tackles the Role of the Immune System in Autism
September 11, 2007



On January 25 and 26, the first ever Autism and Immunology Workshop took place in Pasadena, Calif. on the campus of the California Institute of Technology. Organized by Cure Autism Now, and co-sponsored by Autism Speaks and a donation from Mr.

Archive
Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research, CAN Holds Annual Autism Research Summit Meeting
Landmark Legislation Authorizing Nearly $1 Billion in Autism Funding Now Moves Back to the Senate for Prompt Action

(NEW YORK, NY – December 6, 2006) –Leadership of Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now, nonprofit organizations dedicated to in

August 20, 2007


(NEW YORK, NY – December 6, 2006) –Leadership of Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now, nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, today applauded the passage in the United States House of Representatives of the Combating Autism Act (S. 843). The bill authorizes nearly 1 billion dollars over the next five years to combat autism through research, screening, early detection and early intervention. The new legislation will increase federal spending on autism by at least 50 percent.

Archive
Autism Speaks, Press Updates, Cure Autism Now and Autism Speaks Applaud Approval of the Combating Autism Ac
Landmark Legislation Authorizes Nearly $1 Billion in Autism Funding

Leadership of Cure Autism Now and Autism Speaks, nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money

December 20, 2006

(NEW YORK, NY – December 20, 2006) – Leadership of Cure Autism Now and Autism Speaks, nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, today applauded President Bush's signing of the landmark Combating Autism Act of 2006 (S. 843). The bill – which has the support of all major autism advocacy groups -- authorizes nearly $1 billion over the next five years to combat autism through research, screening, early detection and early intervention.

Archive
Autism Speaks, Press Updates, Autism Speaks and Cure Autistm Now Applaud Presidential Signing of the Combating Autism Act
Merger of Leading Autism Organizations Will Lead to Enhanced Research, Treatment and Advocacy Programs

Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now (CAN) have signed a memorandum of understanding to combine operations, uniting the nation's two leadi

November 29, 2006

 

Archive
Autism Speaks, Press Updates, Cure Autism Now and Autism Speaks Announce Plans to Combine Operations
Combined Operations of Leading Autism Organizations Will Lead to Enhanced Research, Treatment and Advocacy Programs

Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now (CAN) have completed their merger, uniting the nation's two leading autism advocacy organizations and

February 05, 2007

Archive
Autism Speaks, Press Updates, Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now Complete Merger
September 06, 2007


The Washington Capitals and Athletes Against Autism hosted their second annual Autism Awareness Night at the Caps game against the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Verizon Center.

Archive
Autism Speaks, Get Involved, In the News, CAN Archive
September 06, 2007


VH1 Classic has partnered with Def Leppard and Journey to auction off a custom, autographed motorbike. The bike, designed by Cory Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles, is signed by each member of both bands.



From Jan. 29 through Feb.

Archive
Autism Speaks, Get Involved, In the News, CAN Archive
September 10, 2007


It's beginning to look a lot like…"A Twisted Christmas"! Rock legends Twisted Sister have released a holiday CD in partnership with VH1 Classic and a portion of proceeds will be donated to Cure Autism Now. The band is currently on tour with dates through Dec. 23 and will appear on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Dec. 13 and on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on Dec. 22.

Archive
Autism Speaks, Get Involved, In the News, CAN Archive