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World Health Assembly Establishes Autism as Global Health Priority as ‘Autism Researchers Without Borders’ is Launched

Autism Speaks convened its second annual Advocacy Leadership Network in New York City last month

June 05, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 5, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, convened its second annual Advocacy Leadership Network (ALN) in New York City last month. The ALN is a two-day meeting of autism advocates from families, professional communities and international governments, who are united in their efforts to improve the lives of those affected by the disorder around the world.

Governing body of World Health Organization makes autism a global health priority, with commitments by all member nations
May 23, 2014

Today the World Health Assembly adopted a formal resolution making autism a global health priority. The assembly is the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO). As such, the resolution brings a formal commitment by member states of the United Nations.

Andy Shih delivers call for action at WHO's 1st conference on autism and other developmental disorders, co-sponsored by Autism Speaks
September 17, 2013

 

 

Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened its historic first conference on autism. The Geneva meeting represents the first step in enacting the recently passed World Health Assembly resolution on autism.

Three-day meeting in Geneva will identify priorities for action and bring together stakeholders, policy makers and experts
September 10, 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) is holding a three-day conference to identify priorities for action on autism and other developmental disorders. Taking place September 16-18 in Geneva, the meeting will bring together autism advocates with national and international policy makers and experts. It is being made possible with support from Autism Speaks.

Resolution brings formal commitment to action on developmental disabilities by more than 50 countries
June 04, 2013

On May 30, the executive board of the World Health Assembly adopted the resolution “Comprehensive and Coordinated Efforts for the Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders” (ASD). The assembly is the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO).