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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.
Ashton takes inventory at the NIH Project SEARCH site
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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Advocacy News
7.31.2018

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act is reauthorized

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act was reauthorized on July 31, 2018. This law increases access to employment opportunities for
President George H.W. Bush signing the American with Disabilities Act
Advocacy News
7.24.2018

Celebrate the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act!

ADA is a landmark civil rights law. It prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, education, housing,
Map of Unites States with states labelled in blue and green according to if an ABLE bill is signed and an ABLE program is open.
Advocacy News
7.24.2018

An Update on ABLE Accounts

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law on December 19, 2014. The ABLE Act amended the federal tax code to allow
Group of advocates standing below the North Dakota State Seal
Advocacy News
7.11.2018

North Dakota becomes 48th state to require autism insurance coverage

This morning, North Dakota became the 48th state to require autism insurance coverage. North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread announced that
cover of Autism and Health: A special report by Autim Speaks
Science News
7.6.2018

Autism and Health: A Special Report by Autism Speaks

In 2017, Autism Speaks issued the first in a series of annual, in-depth reports on special topics in autism Autism and Health: Advances in
Advocacy News
7.5.2018

Bill passed to delay implementation of Electronic Visit Verification

Autism Speaks supported legislation recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that would delay the implementation of Electronic Visit
Autism Speaks partners with DNAStack to support MSSNG whole genome sequencing program
Press Release
6.25.2018

DNAstack and Autism Speaks® Announce Collaboration

DNAstac, a software company that develops a cloud-based platform to manage, analyze and search genomic datasets, and Autism Speaks announced today a
Advocacy News
6.21.2018

19th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's Olmstead Decision

In the 1999 case, Olmstead v. L.C., the Court held that unjustified segregation of persons with disabilities constitutes discrimination in violation
Autism Speaks research program
Science News
6.5.2018

Autism Speaks launches $1.5 million funding opportunity for treatment studies

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce $1.5 million in funding for two clinical trials evaluating new medical and behavioral therapies, with an emphasis
INSAR 2018 Annual Meeting in Rotterdam May 9-12
Science News
5.11.2018

Highlights from the 2018 meeting of the International Society for Autism Research May 9-12

Highlights from the 2018 meeting of the International Society for Autism Research
Press Release
5.9.2018

Ready, Willing and Able to Work: How Small Businesses Empower People with Autism

Testifying today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, Autism Speaks President and CEO Angela Geiger addressed an area
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