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News
9.26.2019

Autism Speaks to host policy discussions at Transition to Adulthood summit

NEW YORK -- Joined by an invited group of researchers, policy experts, family members, and self-advocates, Autism Speaks will host a Thought
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Press Release
9.19.2019

Autism Speaks applauds the passage of the Autism CARES Act of 2019

Autism Speaks applauds the final passage of the Autism CARES Act of 2019 (H.R.1058). The bill now goes to the President’s desk for his signature.
Autism Speaks awards more than $4.7 million for autism research
Science News
9.9.2019

Autism Speaks awards more than $4.7 million for autism research

NEW YORK - Autism Speaks, the global nonprofit dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of
estimated autism prevalence 2018
Science News
9.6.2019

Is autism being overdiagnosed?

NEW YORK – Despite claims by a recent research study that autism is being overdiagnosed, experts at Autism Speaks said that conclusion overstates
what causes autism?
Science News
9.6.2019

Large family-based study finds 80 percent of autism risk is from inherited genes

A new study looking at autism in 5 countries found that 80 percent of autism risk can be traced to inherited genes rather than environmental factors
Map of United States with all states shaded green to indicate all 50 states' coverage of autism. States and year of initial reform listed at bottom.
Press Release
8.2.2019

Autism Speaks commends Tennessee as it becomes 50th state requiring that insurance plans cover autism

Reforms eliminate restrictions and gaps in coverage of medically necessary autism care
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Science News
7.23.2019

Autism Speaks funds ECHO Autism Primary Care to bring better autism screening and care to your doctor’s office

ECHO Autism Primary Care is a virtual learning program where primary care providers get guidance from autism experts on best practices in autism
Sesame Street Julia
Press Release
7.23.2019

The Ad Council and Autism Speaks partner with Sesame Workshop to encourage early screening for autism in new multimedia public service campaign

NEW YORK (JULY 23, 2019) – Though autism can be reliably diagnosed as early as age 18 months, most children aren’t diagnosed until between 4 and
Governor Lamont signing bill and surrounded by advocates
Advocacy News
7.22.2019

Connecticut lowers age at which transition services begin

Connecticut Governor Lamont signs bill to lower the age at which transition services begin from 16 to 14.
Autism Speaks has a new strategic plan for science
Science News
7.9.2019

Two studies in Qatar offer snapshot of autism in an Arabic country

Researchers conduct first autism prevalence survey in Qatar and validate screening tool in Arabic
Texas state capitol with cowboy statue in front of building
Advocacy News
6.28.2019

Texas Medicaid adds coverage for autism

On June 15, Governor Greg Abbott signed a budget bill which included a requirement for Texas Medicaid to cover medically necessary care, including
Group of advocates standing on the steps of the Capitol
Advocacy News
6.27.2019

Advocates gather for 2019 Advocacy Forum

Advocates gather to learn about autism policy and share their stories on Capitol Hill!
Hearing room with members seated facing witnesses and audience.
Press Release
6.25.2019

Autism Speaks commends advancement of the Autism CARES Act of 2019

U.S. House of Representatives holds hearing on bipartisan legislation to fund autism research, services and training benefiting individuals and
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Science News
5.20.2019

Autism Speaks and Royal Arch Masons fund 2 new studies on auditory processing disorder

Autism Speaks, with the support of a Royal Arch Research Assistance grant, is funding two pilot studies to understand central auditory processing
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News
5.8.2019

INSAR releases first policy brief, focuses on employment and autism

"It is clear that improving the employment opportunities and outcomes for autistic adolescents and adults will have significant benefits to workplaces
News
5.7.2019

Autism Speaks announces co-chairs for 2019 Celebrity Chef Gala: Matt Higgins and Christina Tosi

At the gala – which helps funds research, resources and services that meet the diverse needs of individuals with autism - guests enjoy signature four
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