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In our own words: Bullying in the autism community
Blog
10.20.2021

In our own words: Bullying in the autism community

Meet Maddy K., 24, Haris H., 16, and Noah T., 12. All three are on the autism spectrum and have experienced bullying. In this blog, they each share
Jennifer Seidel
News
10.19.2021

Autism Speaks elects Jennifer Seidel to its national board

Autism Speaks, the nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span for people with autism and
Sam Farmer
Blog
10.19.2021

Rising Above Bullying

Sam Farmer wears many hats, among these father, husband, musician, computer consultant and autism spectrum community contributor. A resident of
Keith Wargo's headshot
Press Release
10.7.2021

Keith Wargo Appointed President and CEO of Autism Speaks

Keith Wargo has been named president and CEO of Autism Speaks. Mr. Wargo’s appointment is effective October 15, 2021, and follows the Board of
The job market for employees with autism is shifting—for the better!
Blog
10.6.2021

Q&A: Autism employment post-pandemic

Over the past 9 months, Dr. Carol Schall and Jennifer McDonough have noticed a transformation in the job market, with more autistic people joining the
New study improves criteria to identify sleep problems in autistic children and adolescents
Science News
10.5.2021

New study improves criteria to identify sleep problems in autistic children and adolescents

A study has developed and validated a new cut-off value for the Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire for autism (CSHQ-autism), a common tool used to
Research finds patterns in restrictive and repetitive behaviors based on individual characteristics
Science News
10.5.2021

Research finds patterns in restrictive and repetitive behaviors based on individual characteristics

A study found differences in restrictive and repetitive behaviors (RRBs) in children with autism based on characteristics like age, sex, cognitive
Autism Response Team Anabel V.
Blog
9.30.2021

Anabel V. apoya a la comunidad hispana a través de su trabajo en el equipo de respuestas al autismo

El Equipo de Respuesta al Autismo (ART, por sus siglas en inglés) es una línea de información para la comunidad autista, ¡pero me gusta pensar que
Autism Response Team Anabel V.
Blog
9.30.2021

Anabel V. supports the Hispanic community through her work on the Autism Response Team

The Autism Response Team (ART) is an information line for the autism community, but I like to think we are so much more than a phone number! We are 11
Medical supplies
Science News
9.23.2021

Research reveals racial and ethnic disparities in benefits eligibility and spending among autistic adults

A recent peer-reviewed study published in May in PLOS One reveals significant disparities in eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid coverage among
In-home therapy techniques help 8-year-old Grace K. learn and grow
Blog
9.9.2021

In-home therapy techniques help 8-year-old Grace K. learn and grow

Grace was diagnosed with autism at age 2. Click here to see how in-home therapy techniques helped the 8-year-old learn and grow.
Autism Speaks opens applications for Norma and Malcom Baker Recreation Grants
Press Release
9.2.2021

Autism Speaks opens applications for Norma and Malcom Baker Recreation Grants

Autism Speaks 2021 Local Impact Grant applications are open! The program accepts applications from both for-profit and non-profit organizations for
Top Helpful Roadmaps and Tool Kits
Blog
8.27.2021

Top Helpful Roadmaps and Tool Kits

Autism Speaks is committed to providing the autism community with resources to meet each person and family's unique needs. Here, you can view three of
Helpful Roadmaps and Tool Kits: Childhood
Blog
8.27.2021

Helpful Roadmaps and Tool Kits: Childhood

Here are some of our most frequently downloaded resources to direct you as you advocate for your child and guide them through their early years.
Helpful Roadmaps and Toolkits: Adolescence
Blog
8.27.2021

Helpful Roadmaps and Tool Kits: Adolescence

Adolescence is a critical time for any child—but it’s especially important for children with autism. View our most frequently downloaded resources to
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