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Autism Speaks elects Oxford Properties VP Adam Frazier to national board

“Adam has distinguished himself in the business world, while maintaining a deep commitment to his family and community,” said Autism Speaks Board
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Science News

Parents and researchers address how complex care systems affect services and success for teens and adults with autism

The second panel discussion at the Autism Speaks Thought Leadership Summit on Transition to Adulthood focused on how the education, support services
Thought Leadership Summit
Science News

Self-advocates and researchers open summit on addressing transition to adulthood for people with autism

Autism Speaks kicked off a two-day Thought Leadership Summit on Transition to Adulthood with presentations from a panel of self-advocates and two
Autism Speaks, the H&M Foundation and Special Olympics
Science News

Autism Speaks, WHO, international partners advocate for inclusive health care at UN panel discussion

NEW YORK -- On the heels of the United Nations’ passage of a Universal Health Coverage commitment last week, WHO and UNICEF officials,
The Infant Brain Imaging Study
Science News

Do you have a child with autism and a new baby?

The Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS) is looking for participants! In the last decade, IBIS researchers have identified brain changes as early
Universal screening study finds common autism screening tool improvement
Science News

Universal screening study finds common autism screening tool needs improvement

NEW YORK -- In a test of universal screening of children using a standard autism screening tool in a pediatric care network, researchers found
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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

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

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

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

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

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
unsplash kids play
Science News

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

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

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

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
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