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Liz Feld

March 28, 2014

(March 28, 2014) - Autism Speaks President Liz Feld appeared on MSNBC's "News Nation" today to discuss  the CDC's new autism prevalence estimate of 1 in 68, and to emphasize the need or a comprehensive national response to autism’s rising numbers.

Feld told host Tamron Hall, "The fact that we now have bi-partisan support in Washington for a national strategy to address this tells you that these numbers speak loud and clear to the urgent need for more research funding and more attention."

Autism Speaks invites grant applications for research on gut-brain interactions and treatment of autism-associated GI disorders
March 11, 2014

Autism Speaks has announced it’s taking a leadership role in advancing research on gut-brain interactions as well as the treatment of the GI disorders that commonly affect individuals with autism. The organization is inviting applications for research grants of up to $500,000 per year for up to 3 years to support the highest standards of innovative science.

February 25, 2014

NEW YORK (February 25, 2014) Autism Speaks President Liz Feld provides an answer to the question "What is the biggest mistake patients make when picking a primary-care doctor?" in a post on the Wall Street Journal's "The Experts" blog.

Feld stresses the importance of finding a primary-care physician who will coordinate and integrate all the treatments for a child with complex medical concerns.

Autism Speaks President Liz Feld Addresses the Tragic Death of Avonte Oquendo
January 21, 2014

All of us at Autism Speaks and throughout our community are devastated by the death of Avonte Oquendo. Our hearts go out to Vanessa, Daniel and Danny Jr. as they mourn the loss of their son and brother. We are keeping them all in our prayers.

New program will support families and raise awareness of the dangers of wandering

Partnership to address wandering in the autism community and to provide assistance with finding missing people with autism

November 25, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. (November 25, 2013) — Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, and the Guardian Angels today have formed a partnership to address the growing incidence of wandering in the autism community and to provide assistance with finding missing people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

October 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (October 10, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today issued autism-specific resources to help families understand the Affordable Care Act and the new changes that will affect health insurance coverage, beginning in 2014. These resources are a prelude to the “Autism Speaks Insurance Link,” a new interactive web tool Autism Speaks will unveil shortly to help families determine whether they are eligible for autism benefits under their current coverage.