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Science News
5.6.2019

Autism Speaks’ MSSNG project reaches 10,000-genome milestone

World’s largest autism whole-genome database a beacon to developing new solutions for individuals with autism and their families
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News
4.30.2019

New Grant Recipients Announced!

Autism Speaks funds programs that provide people with autism with social and educational experiences. We just announced the 149 new recipients of our
Science News
4.26.2019

Autism Speaks Newsroom @ INSAR 2019

Autism Speaks research featured at international autism conference
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Science News
4.25.2019

Six Autism Speaks studies on 2018 list of top advances in autism

Six of the studies were funded by Autism Speaks’ science program, which provides direct grant funding and administers the Autism Treatment Network
Map of United States with all states, except Tennessee, shaded green to indicate 49 states' coverage of autism.
Advocacy News
4.25.2019

Wyoming becomes 49th state to require coverage of autism

On April 19, 2019, Wyoming became the 49th state to address autism insurance coverage in state-regulated plans.
Press Release
4.12.2019

CDC findings suggest that ASD is more prevalent than indicated by the latest 1 in 59 CDC estimate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released the findings of a 2019 study on the prevalence and characteristics of autism
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Advocacy News
4.9.2019

Autism & Disparities: Addressing the Needs of Underserved Communities

This congressional briefing marked one of the many necessary conversations about how autism is experienced by different populations.
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News
4.5.2019

Iconic Buildings Go Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

Iconic buildings from Abu Dhabi to Sydney to New York went blue on April 2, 2018 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.
New Mexico Governor with autism families
Advocacy News
4.2.2019

New Mexico passes landmark legislation for autism insurance coverage

In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed landmark autism insurance legislation.
Utah state flag
Advocacy News
4.1.2019

Utah autism insurance mandate expanded!

On March 26, 2019 Governor Gary Herbert signed Senate Bill 95 into law, which expands Utah’s autism insurance mandate.
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Press Release
4.1.2019

Autism Speaks aims to create a more inclusive world for the 70 million people with autism through new World Autism Month efforts

New resources and public awareness campaign introduced in both English and Spanish with goal to help lower the age of autism diagnosis and empower
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Advocacy News
4.1.2019

Fiscal year 2020 budget proposal eliminates funding for key programs serving people with autism

The administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal eliminates funding for key programs serving children and adults with autism.
A young man stands in front of his new home, surrounded by his family, friends, and carers.
Advocacy News
3.5.2019

EMPOWER Care Act introduced to Congress

EMPOWER Care Act introduced to extend and improve the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program through 2023.
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Advocacy News
3.5.2019

Virginia passes legislation to expand autism insurance mandate

The Virginia legislature has passed legislation to expand the state's autism insurance mandate to include transition-age youth and adults diagnosed
Press Release
2.8.2019

Autism Speaks commends congressional action to reauthorize Autism CARES Act

Legislation receives bipartisan support to fund autism research, monitoring and services benefiting individuals and families affected by autism
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Advocacy News
2.8.2019

#WhyAutismCARES Campaign

Congress is considering the reauthorization of the Autism CARES Act. Snap a photo to show why you care about Autism CARES!
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