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Early Access to Care

June 05, 2014

(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.

June 05, 2014

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.” 

A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism

January 28, 2014

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.

Latest Funding Invests in Potential Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Early Access to Care and Research into Environmental Risk Factors

Autism Speaks announced the award of nearly $2.7 million for the funding of 13 new research projects over the next three years.

January 06, 2014

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).