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Study finds health disparities for LGBTQ+ autistic adults
Science News
6.12.2020

Study finds health disparities for LGBTQ+ autistic adults

In one of the first large-scale surveys on the health outcomes of LGBTQ+ autistic adults, researchers found that these adults saw a range of health
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News
6.10.2020

Our commitment to addressing racial disparities in the autism community

At Autism Speaks, we are reflecting on the social unrest in our country and its intersection with our work in support of people with autism,
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Science News
6.10.2020

Review of interventions for autistic adults finds lack of evidence-based treatments

NEW YORK -- Despite research clearly indicating that autistic adults have poorer health outcomes than typically developing adults, a recent review
covid-19 virus
Advocacy News
5.27.2020

Autism Speaks urges adapted hospital policies to allow support providers for autistic and disabled people

For people with autism and significant communication or behavioral challenges, even a typical hospital stay can be an overwhelming experience. Today,
Autism Speaks and Royal Arch Masons fund two new research projects on auditory processing disorder
Science News
5.27.2020

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

Autism Speaks, with the support of a Royal Arch Research Assistance grant, is funding a new pilot study and a predoctoral fellowship for researchers
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Science News
5.21.2020

Autism Speaks mobilizes autism researchers to meet community needs during pandemic

NEW YORK -- Autism Speaks, in partnership with the Autism Science Foundation (ASF), working together with the International Society for Autism
Autism Research Community COVID-19 Task Force
Press Release
5.20.2020

Autism Research Community COVID-19 Task Force

NEW YORK -- Autism Speaks, in partnership with the Autism Science Foundation (ASF), working together with the International Society for Autism
CDC estimates 2.2 percent of adults in U.S. have autism
Science News
5.13.2020

CDC estimates 2.2 percent of adults in U.S. have autism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the first study to estimate the prevalence of autism in U.S. adults age 18 and older.
How to cope with disrupted family routines during COVID-19
Advocacy News
5.5.2020

Statement on National Emergency Educational Waivers related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Autism Speaks is grateful that the Department heeded the call from advocates and families across the country and refrained from recommending the
Thriving at Home During the Pandemic: Authentic Tips for Resilience
Science News
4.29.2020

Thriving at Home during the Pandemic: Authentic Tips for Resilience

Life is hard right now. It can be especially hard for autistic people. Recent events surrounding COVID-19 and the global pandemic are forcing us to
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Advocacy News
4.17.2020

Autism Speaks applauds leadership of Reps. Mike Doyle and Chris Smith to advance autism priorities in future COVID-19 legislation

On Wednesday, April 15, Reps. Smith and Doyle sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to include additional supports for people with autism
covid-19 virus
News
4.9.2020

Autism Speaks statement in response to reports of surge in COVID-19 cases among people with disabilities

Autism Speaks statement in response to reports of surge in COVID-19 cases among people with disabilities. We must take action to protect our community
The Autism Certification Center (ACC) and Autism Speaks
News
4.9.2020

Autism Certification Center & Autism Speaks team up to make online learning resources available to the autism community at no cost

The Autism Certification Center (ACC) and Autism Speaks are teaming up to make 30+ hours of online video learning resources available completely free
How to cope with disrupted personal routines during COVID-19
Advocacy News
4.3.2020

Recently Passed COVID-19 Congressional Legislation and Ongoing Advocacy Efforts 

Congress has passed several bills to address the COVID-19 pandemic. While the recently passed bills provide significant assistance, much more needs to
Challenges of COVID-19 disruptions: Guidance for autism service providers
Science News
4.2.2020

Challenges of COVID-19 disruptions: Guidance for autism service providers

Each region of the globe is in a different phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and related mitigation efforts. Here, we share lessons learned from
Tips for managing children at home during COVID-19
News
4.2.2020

Tips for managing children at home during COVID-19

This article is provided courtesy the University of Rochester, a site in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network. Translations into Spanish and
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