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people taking notes at a conference
Science News
12.2.2022

Autism Speaks and CAAAC host research conference for Chinese American community

Click here to learn about the inaugural conference on autism across the life span hosted by the Chinese American Association for Autistic Community
Cheerleader Scarlett and her mom Caitee
Blog
12.1.2022

Catching up with Scarlett: Autistic second grader and her super mom thrive in 2022

Catch up with 7-year old Scarlett D., who has progressed to a new school in a co-teaching classroom and started cheerleading, and learn how she and
Holiday lights
Blog
11.29.2022

How to make the holidays more meaningful for yourself and your autistic loved ones

Making the holidays enjoyable for and inclusive of autistic people and their families is not necessarily about avoiding challenges. It is about doing
A mother and son are standing in front of the ocean for a selfie. The son has green googles on the top of his head, his mom has a white straw hat and is smiling. They both are smiling
Blog
11.29.2022

It's okay to ask for help as a caregiver

"Caregivers don’t need help, we’ve got this, besides it’s easier just to do it ourselves. Yes, it may be true sometimes, but the less often we ask for
colorful image of crystallized DNA
Press Release
11.17.2022

Autism Speaks MSSNG database provides data for world’s largest autism whole-genome sequencing study, revealing 134 autism-linked genes

Autism Speaks MSSNG database, the world’s largest autism whole-genome dataset, recently provided researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children
Autistic adult gives thanks to his family, friends and therapy for his good life
Blog
11.17.2022

Giving Thanks: Autistic adult credits his family, friends and therapy for his good life

My name is Sean H. I’m 34-years-old and I have autism.   I was diagnosed at 2, but I didn’t really understand that I had autism until
Holiday party
Blog
11.16.2022

Tips for autistic people to make the holidays happy

Contributor Brigid Rankowski shares tools and supports to help other autistic people manage holiday gatherings.
Holiday joy
Blog
11.16.2022

Home for the holidays: Ways to make sure your autistic child enjoys their break

Autism Response Team member Martha C. shares tips she uses to help her autistic son adjust to the change in schedule during his break from school.
Hurley kids with autism-friendly Santa
Blog
11.16.2022

Autism-friendly holidays: How to make sure all is calm when all is bright

Mom J-Jaye loves the holidays. Her 17-year-old son, Jackson, who has profound autism, doesn’t always love them as much. Here she shares how her family
Tips for an autism-friendly Thanksgiving
Expert Opinion
11.16.2022

Tips for creating an autism-friendly Thanksgiving

Holidays like Thanksgiving can be stressful for people with autism and their families. Here behavioral expert Arianna Esposito and self-advocate Anne
Holiday shoppers crowding the street
Blog
11.16.2022

Holiday Safety Plan: Preventing meltdowns, wanderings and accidents

Irene van der Zande, founder and executive director of Kidpower, offers safety tips to have before families with autistic loved ones venture into
Blog
11.16.2022

Holiday travel tips for autistic people and their families

Talking, story telling, and using visuals about travel are among the tips to help make the process go smoothly.
Toilet issues while traveling and autism
Expert Opinion
11.16.2022

Travel & autism: Five tips for success with toilet issues while on the road

Click here to read an expert opinion by psychologist and behavior analyst Daniel W. Mruzek, on successful travel during a road trip.
Inclusive sports and recreation
Blog
11.15.2022

Tips to create inclusive sports and recreation activities

Inclusive sports and recreation are a good option for many autistic individuals. Learn how to make a non-adaptive actity inclusive.
Photo of Santa Claus with child on lap
Press Release
11.15.2022

Cherry Hill Programs and Autism Speaks present Santa Cares events to make visiting Santa inclusive for all ages and abilities

Cherry Hill Programs, Autism Speaks, and Autism Speaks Canada are thrilled to continue hosting sensory-friendly Santa Cares events across North
Autism Speaks Research grants on central auditory processing disorder
Science News
11.1.2022

Autism Speaks opens applications for research grants on central auditory processing disorder

Autism Speaks, the global non-profit dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with