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News
9.20.2018

Watch the #AutismIs PSA

What you see if often just a piece of the full picture. Perception can be misleading and the truth is a spectrum of experience -- inner, outer, spoken
autism toys, sensory toys for autism, gifts for kids with autism
News
9.6.2018

Ten Toys and Games for Autistic Toddlers and Children

Here's your guide to the best gifts for kids with autism. Find toys & games for autistic children that provide the best opportunities for fun and
News
9.5.2018

Answers.com's List of Famous People Living with Autism

Answers.com released a list highlighting famous people on the autism spectrum.
News
9.5.2018

Drawing Autism: Inside the Minds of Artists on the Spectrum

The drawings in the book give an incredible glimpse into the minds of artists who fall on various places of the spectrum.
News
9.5.2018

Girl with autism shines singing holiday version of 'Hallelujah'

Be ready to be blown away by the voice of Kaylee Rodgers, a 10-year-old girl with autism who has gone viral singing a variation on Leonard Cohen's
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Science News
9.5.2018

Distance training improves autism care, shortens diagnosis time

Study shows good results from ECHO Autism – innovative training for doctors in communities without autism specialists 
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Advocacy News
9.5.2018

Advancing medical care through the ACE Kids Act

The Advancing Care of Exceptional Kids Act of 2017 (ACE Kids Act) will bring us closer to ensuring these vulnerable children receive the care they
Julia, Sesame Street
News
9.4.2018

Julia debuts on Sesame Street episode about autism acceptance

Sesame Street debuted their newest muppet, Julia, on HBO on April 10, 2017. Julia made headlines earlier in the year for being the first Sesame Street
Press Release
9.4.2018

Partner Stories

Alpha Xi Delta Alpha Xi Delta’s members demonstrate commitment to support Autism Speaks’ mission nationwide, raising $8 million for
News
8.25.2018

This program is teaching social skills to young adults with autism

The PEERS program at UCLA, which stands for Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, is a 16 week-long program that teaches
Elizabeth Laugeson, director of the UCLA PEERS Clinic, leads a class for young adults who have autism.
News
8.25.2018

Social skills classes produce lasting benefits for adults with autism

A social skills program for young adults with autism provides lasting benefits that include a steady growth in social connections, according to a new
Arc of Philadelphia's Neurodiversity in the Workplace logo
News
8.23.2018

Neurodiversity in the Workplace Curriculum

Autism Speaks open-sources the Neurodiversity in the Workplace Curriculum by The Arc of Philadelphia.
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News
8.22.2018

Youth with autism gain, keep jobs after employer-based skills program

Nearly all high school youth with autism spectrum disorder who participated in an intensive job skills program gained and maintained meaningful part
News
8.20.2018

Study Confirms: Autism Wandering Common & Scary

A new study confirms what many parents know well: Wandering by children with autism is common, dangerous and puts tremendous stress on families.  
Autism Speaks and Royal Arch Masons sponsor research on Auditory Processing Disorder
Science News
8.6.2018

Autism Speaks and Royal Arch Masons fund research on auditory processing disorder

Autism Speaks, with the support of a Royal Arch Research Assistance grant, is funding a pilot study and a research fellowship to address sound
Group of Advocacy Ambassadors posing for photo with Hill Day poster
Advocacy News
8.1.2018

Advocacy Ambassador Program celebrates one-year anniversary!

On August 1, 2017, we officially launched our Autism Speaks Volunteer Advocacy Ambassador Program.  
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