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Science News

Autism in Africa: Transforming care and services for a brighter future

In a new report from the WHO, UNICEF and Autism Speaks, we outline three action items that could improve care for autistic children and their families
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Science News

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

Autism Speaks today announced the opening of applications for a new cycle of research grants on the study of central auditory processing disorder
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Unity in Diversity: Harnessing the Strength of Inclusive Social Media Communities

Our work at Autism Speaks goes beyond advocacy and awareness; we want people to feel seen, heard, and safe. Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms
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Catching Up with Alex and Blu Star Productions

Click here to catch up with Alex, director/producer of Free Play, a documentary about the creation of Middle Tennessee’s largest all-inclusive
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I'm a mother of a child with profound autism. I want to share our story.

Charlie has profound autism. Charlie’s struggles are severe and life-threatening. Charlie has no sense of danger, which manifests in different ways,
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Science News

Autism Speaks welcomes Dr. Russell Shilling to the Medical and Science Advisory Committee

Russell Shilling, Ph.D., has joined Autism Speaks Medical and Science Advisory Committee. The committee provides guidance on achieving our scientific
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Workplace Inclusion Now continues to make strides in creating meaningful opportunities for the autistic community three years after pilot program launch

Read how Autism Speaks relationship with the Varnedoe Family began with a phone call on fundraising for a golf event in support of their son on the
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Autism and Employment: The Need for a Full-Spectrum Perspective

Autism Speaks CEO and the President of the National Council on Severe Autism discuss the importance of employment for autistic people. Click here to
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Advocacy News

Autism Speaks strongly supports new rule to reduce barriers to health care services for many autistic people

The new MHPAEA proposed rule would be an important step towards removing barriers to coverage of mental health services for autistic individuals.
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Advocacy News

Takeaways from the October 2023 IACC Meeting

The October 2023 IACC meeting recognized National Disability Employment Awareness Month and discussed upcoming IACC publications, federal agency
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Science News

Autism Speaks awards $135k in grant funding to support Latino autistic youth in Houston, TX

Autism Speaks announced nearly $135,000 in grant funding to a researcher studying the transition to adulthood for Latino autistic youth. Click here to
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Tricks to get treats: Autism- and budget-friendly Halloween costume ideas

Click here for autism and budget-friendly Halloween costume ideas for children spooked out by store bought ones.
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Press Release

Autism Speaks national board member Dr. Tom Frazier appointed to federal autism committee

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that Thomas W. Frazier, Ph.D., member of the Autism Speaks Board of Directors, has been
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Charting a Path to Inclusion: A Call to Action from the WHO-UNICEF Global Report on Developmental Disabilities

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings this week in New York City, Autism Speaks and Qatar Foundation co-hosted the launch of the WHO
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Advocacy News

Maria Montenegro, Caregiver Skills Training Master Trainer

Maria shares how the University of Texas' caregiver skills training program is benefiting Spanish-speaking families in the Rio Grande Valley.
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Advocacy News

Ana C Ramirez, Caregiver Skills Training Master Trainer

Ana speaks to the impact of that the University of Texas' caregiver skills training program has on Spanish-speaking families in the Rio Grande Valley.