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How to cope with disrupted family routines during COVID-19
Advocacy News
5.5.2020

Statement on National Emergency Educational Waivers related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Autism Speaks is grateful that the Department heeded the call from advocates and families across the country and refrained from recommending the
Thriving at Home During the Pandemic: Authentic Tips for Resilience
Science News
4.29.2020

Thriving at Home during the Pandemic: Authentic Tips for Resilience

Life is hard right now. It can be especially hard for autistic people. Recent events surrounding COVID-19 and the global pandemic are forcing us to
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Advocacy News
4.17.2020

Autism Speaks applauds leadership of Reps. Mike Doyle and Chris Smith to advance autism priorities in future COVID-19 legislation

On Wednesday, April 15, Reps. Smith and Doyle sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to include additional supports for people with autism
covid-19 virus
News
4.9.2020

Autism Speaks statement in response to reports of surge in COVID-19 cases among people with disabilities

Autism Speaks statement in response to reports of surge in COVID-19 cases among people with disabilities. We must take action to protect our community
The Autism Certification Center (ACC) and Autism Speaks
News
4.9.2020

Autism Certification Center & Autism Speaks team up to make online learning resources available to the autism community at no cost

The Autism Certification Center (ACC) and Autism Speaks are teaming up to make 30+ hours of online video learning resources available completely free
How to cope with disrupted personal routines during COVID-19
Advocacy News
4.3.2020

Recently Passed COVID-19 Congressional Legislation and Ongoing Advocacy Efforts 

Congress has passed several bills to address the COVID-19 pandemic. While the recently passed bills provide significant assistance, much more needs to
Challenges of COVID-19 disruptions: Guidance for autism service providers
Science News
4.2.2020

Challenges of COVID-19 disruptions: Guidance for autism service providers

Each region of the globe is in a different phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and related mitigation efforts. Here, we share lessons learned from
Tips for managing children at home during COVID-19
News
4.2.2020

Tips for managing children at home during COVID-19

This article is provided courtesy the University of Rochester, a site in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network. Translations into Spanish and
Lời khuyên cho việc quản lý trẻ em trong COVID-19:
Science News
4.1.2020

Lời khuyên cho việc quản lý trẻ em trong COVID-19:

Sau đây là một số lời khuyên có thể giúp bạn quản lý trẻ em của bạn trong thời gian COVID-19 đóng cửa và cách ly/cô lập xã hội. Tạo luật tại nhà
Autism Speaks Elects Brian L. Harper as Chairman of the Board
News
3.31.2020

Autism Speaks Elects Brian L. Harper as Chairman of the Board

NEW YORK – Autism Speaks, an organization that is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of
ambulance
Advocacy News
3.31.2020

HHS Office for Civil Rights affirms rights of persons with disabilities during COVID-19 emergency

OCR issued a bulletin affirming the right of persons with disabilities to receive needed medical care during the COVID-19 emergency
mother holding her toddler aged daughter with autism
Advocacy News
3.30.2020

Autism Speaks comment submitted encouraging the Department of Labor to provide paid sick leave for family caregivers impacted by COVID-19

The following regulatory comment was submitted by Autism Speaks on March 29, 2020. Autism Speaks strongly urges the Department to provide
Estimated Autism Prevalence
Press Release
3.26.2020

CDC estimate on autism prevalence increases by nearly 10 percent, to 1 in 54 children in the U.S.

Autism rates have increased by 10% to 1 in 54 children being diagnosised with ASD by age 8, according to a new release by the CDC.
covid-19 virus
Advocacy News
3.24.2020

Priorities for the Autism Community During this Time of Crisis

To address the effects of COIVD-19 on individuals and families, we are advocating for policymakers to quickly provide assistance to individuals on the
Dome of US Capitol
Advocacy News
3.21.2020

Autism Speaks Provides Urgent Feedback on Federal Coronavirus Bill (S.3548)

Educational accommodations and protections for individuals with disabilities, including many students on the autism spectrum, have been hard-fought
How to cope with disrupted family routines during COVID-19
News
3.20.2020

How to cope with disrupted family routines during COVID-19

School closures are now widespread as part of the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While these are critical steps to protect the health of
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