Young Children

Obama Signs Military Kids Bill

One-year pilot program will provide ABA access to all military families raising kids with autism. Autism Speaks, military families to continue to press for permanent coverage.

Guidance on Probiotics

 

Perspective from an autism-GI specialist in this week’s “Got Questions?” blog

Researching Sleep, Tirelessly

Autism Speaks Treatment Network neurologist Beth Malow dedicates her career to understanding and treating sleep disorders in individuals with autism.

Study Confirms: Autism Wandering Common & Scary

Parenting styles are not the cause. Greater community awareness needed.

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News & Blogs

Last August, Laurie and Eric Chern traveled from their home in Chicago to have lunch with a few More...
More than half of children with autism take medicine at some point during their childhood. Deciding More...
 By Rachel Nuwer From the day her twins were born, Marcy Oakes-Henschel could see they were More...
CHICAGO (February 6, 2013) -- Autism Speaks is proud to recognize the achievements of Glencoe, Ill More...
This is a guest post by Annie Waters. She lives in the Northeast with her son, daughter and husband More...
With each new year, this is a time to take stock of your accomplishments, or ponder those projects More...
This is a blog post by Marianne Sullivan, RN, MN, the Assistant Director of National Outreach and More...
Some children diagnosed with autism in early childhood reach “optimal outcomes” with More...
Study by Kennedy Krieger’s Interactive Autism Network finds children with autism and More...
I’ve been reading about probiotics for relieving GI distress – and even improving More...

Tool Kits

Download the 100 Day Kit here! The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit and the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit were created specifically More...
Behavioral challenges are a common problem for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Many children with ASD have challenges managing More...
Family members and friends of individuals with autism are presented with many joys and many challenges throughout their lives. Learning that a More...

Community Connections

September is National Grandparents Month, a time to acknowledge and appreciate grandparents and all of the love and support they bring to our lives. More...
School is out, the sun is shining, and it is the time of year when we all begin to think about planning some down time - maybe even a vacation! More...
This month's Community Connections is all about celebrating dads, sharing their experiences and offering a better understanding of the impact on More...
This month's Community Connections is all about celebrating moms and sharing experiences. We heard from hundreds of mothers across the country More...
The Family Services team at Autism Speaks interacts with families affected by autism on a daily basis. Lots of families have shared stories, sought More...
Faith is a very important part of life for so many families in the autism community. Many of these families often feel held back from becoming a part More...
It's no secret that raising a child with autism can be expensive. Between doctor's appointments, therapy sessions, after school programs, etc More...
"My greatest hope for my son with autism entering kindergarten is that he makes friends and is encouraged to be social while being safe. More...
How to Get Some Help...So You Can Get A Break You deserve a break!  Having a family member with autism can be a challenge.  It's easy for More...
"First Responders" are those public safety officials - such as police officers or firefighters - who respond to emergency situations. On a More...