This afternoon, Early Access to Care participated in a panel session during the 15th Annual Harlem Book Fair in NYC. The Harlem Book Fair is the largest of its kind, and drew more than 50,000 New Yorkers and visitors.
(June 5, 2014) - A panel of experts addressed disparities in autism awareness and diagnosis in underprivileged communities at an event on Tuesday at University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Conn. Jamitha Fields, vice president of community affairs for Autism Speaks, gave the keynote speech at the event and participated as one of the panelists.
A story in MD News, a publication for physicians, looks at Autism Speaks' efforts to lower the age of diagnosis, and focuses on Early Access to Care and other resources available for professionals and parents.
Christina Carty, director, programs & services for Autism Speaks Northeast told MD News, “Pediatricians and care providers serve as the first gateway to a diagnosis, and an early diagnosis and access to evidence-based intervention is critical for a positive outcome later in life.”
West Hartford, CT (June 3, 2014) - Autism Speaks' Vice President for Community Affairs Jamitha Fields gave the keynote address at "The Autism Multicultural Project: Addressing Disparities and Needs in Underserved Communities,” today at the University of Saint Joseph. Read more about the event from the CT Mirror here.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 29, 2014) – A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 6, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the award of nearly $2.7 million for the funding of 13 new research projects over the next three years. These grants will address Autism Speaks’ Early Access to Care initiative to reduce the average age of diagnosis and increase access to high-quality early intervention for all children affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
If you have a concern about how your child is communicating, interacting or behaving, you are probably wondering what to do next. The First Concern to Action Tool Kit can help you sort that out. The purpose of this tool kit is to provide you with specific resources and tools to help guide you on the journey from your first concern to action.