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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

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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Science News

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
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Science News

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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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

Autism Speaks Newsroom @ INSAR 2019

Autism Speaks research featured at international autism conference
Science News

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
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Advocacy News

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

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

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.

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.
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Advocacy News

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.
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Advocacy News

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

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

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.
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Advocacy News

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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