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Arianna Esposito
Blog
5.19.2022

Expert Q&A: Understanding emotional regulation in autism

In this Q&A, Arianna Esposito, BCBA and vice president of services and supports and life span programs at Autism Speaks, discusses emotional
Meet Luke, 8 
Life on the Spectrum
5.19.2022

Finding inspiration in Mental Health Awareness Month

In this blog, you’ll meet 8-year-old Luke. Luke was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 and faces a variety of sensory and emotional challenges on a
Meet Sam P., 19 
Life on the Spectrum
5.19.2022

In my own words: Finding my true self in honesty

Sam openly shared her bipolar 1 diagnosis, ADHD and struggles with anxiety with her friends and teammates, but when it came to her autism, she was
image of Autism Speaks logo with colorful puzzle piece
Press Release
5.16.2022

Autism Speaks Appoints Kelli Seely Chief Marketing Officer

Autism Speaks announced that Kelli Seely has been named Chief Marketing Officer of the organization. Click here to read more.
Liz Pellicano, Ph.D., professor of autism research at University College London
Science News
5.15.2022

INSAR Day 3: Keynote speaker Liz Pellicano redefines “autistic flourishing”

Liz Pellicano, Ph.D., professor of autism research at University College London, says there is often a gap between the research lab and autistic
doctor holding a stethoscope
Science News
5.14.2022

INSAR Day 2: The Lancet Commission reports on the future of autism care and research

The Lancet Commission helped to create a report of recommendations that can improve quality of life for autistic people and their families worldwide.
women holding hands
Science News
5.13.2022

INSAR Day 2: ECHO Autism works to improve mental health care for autistic people

Autistic people experience a high risk for co-occurring psychiatric conditions, particularly anxiety and depression. Click here to learn more.
Strand of DNA
Science News
5.12.2022

INSAR Day 1: MSSNG research reveals new genes associated with autism

At INSAR 2022, seven researchers previewed their findings on topics ranging from the genetic causes of autism to chronic physical health disorders in
Autism Speaks strongly supports proposed ban on electrical stimulation devices
Advocacy News
5.11.2022

Autism Speaks strongly supports proposed ban on electrical stimulation devices

Proposed legislation includes reinstatement of FDA ban on electrical stimulation devices to curb self-harming and aggressive behaviors
Dr. Vikram Patel
Science News
5.9.2022

Autism Speaks welcomes Dr. Vikram Patel to the science advisory committee

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce that Dr. Vikram Patel, MBBS, Ph.D., has joined the organization’s Medical and Science Advisory Committee. Read
Thomas Frazier
News
5.9.2022

Thomas Frazier joins the Autism Speaks Board of Directors

Autism Speaks announces the appointment of clinical psychologist and autism researcher Thomas W. Frazier, Ph.D., to their Board of Directors. Read
Meet Martha
Blog
5.5.2022

Meet Martha

When Martha’s son, Josh, was growing up, Martha faced many challenges finding him the services and supports he needed to overcome his speech delay and
Paige and Stephanie
Blog
5.5.2022

Paige M. and her mom Stephanie have learned and grown together

Paige M. experienced many challenges growing up autistic, but with the love and support of her mom, Stephanie, and her family and friends, she has
INSAR Day 1 MSSNG research presents new findings in autism and genomics
Science News
5.3.2022

Autism Speaks-supported research at INSAR 2022

The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting, the world’s largest gathering of autism researchers, is being held both
Autism Speaks announces 2021 Norma and Malcom Baker Recreation Grant Recipients
News
5.3.2022

Autism Speaks announces 2021 Norma and Malcom Baker Recreation Grant Recipients

This year, 114 organizations across 31 states were awarded grant funding of up to $5,000. Their programs fund a range of initiatives, including summer
New study shows increase in global prevalence of autism
Science News
4.29.2022

New study shows increase in global prevalence of autism

About 100 in 10,000 children around the world are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is an increase from the 2012 global prevalence
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