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The Autism Law Summit is a gathering of parent advocates, individuals with autism, autism service providers, lawyers, lobbyists and legislators from across the United States who are interested in the politics and policy of autism spectrum disorders. The 2014 Autism Law Summit will be held November 15-16 in Nashville!

Whether you are the parent of a newly diagnosed child with autism or a seasoned lobbyist the Autism Law Summit will provide you with information and strategies necessary to be an effective advocate for the autism community.

Event will provide families with valuable resources, information to support individuals with autism throughout their lifespan

May 13, 2014

Boston, MA (May 13, 2014)– The Greater Boston Community of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is partnering with Kimball Farm to host their 2nd Annual Resource Fair and Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 17th from 10am-1pm

March 13, 2014

Two Maryland teenage girls are in police custody after abusing a teenager with autism and filming it on their cell phones. One, who is 17 years old, is being charged as an adult with false imprisonment, assault and solicitation for child pornography. The other girl, who is 15, is charged as a juvenile.

April 16, 2013

The thoughts and prayers of all of us at Autism Speaks go out to the people of Boston, Massachusetts in the wake of the tragedy that occurred recently, especially the victims and their families. The devastation has been felt by people across the country and the world as we struggle to understand and deal with this horrible event. It is often particularly difficult for children with autism to fully understand such tragic situations and the feelings of grief and loss associated with them.

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Different Books and Websites Resonate with Different Families. Here are some that parents have recommended. For a more complete list of books and web sites, as well as magazines, products, and DVDs, please visit our Resource Library on the Autism Speaks web site,

Autism Speaks Releases Results of First Online Community Survey On Livability Issues for People with Autism and Their Families

The greater New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Boston metropolitan areas are among the 10 best places in Ameri

April 01, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 1, 2011) – The greater New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Boston metropolitan areas are among the 10 best places in America to live for people who have autism, according to the results of an online survey released today – the first day of Autism Awareness Month and the eve of World Autism Awareness Day – by Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization. Northern New Jersey, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle and Milwaukee are also among the top 10 listed.

The 10 Best Places to Live if You have Autism