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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
Autism Speaks Research
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
insar policy brief feature
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
Amy Kelly, MBA, MNM and Liza Krassner, MPA
Science News
5.6.2019

Family Advisors:  The power and importance of connection

For many families who care for a loved one with autism spectrum disorder, access to knowledge and resources to support autism is critical. The right
MSSNG main image
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
Grants HERO
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
IACC
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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