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Autism Speaks $550,000 autism research grant winners
Science News
9.13.2022

Autism Speaks awards over $550,000 for autism research

Autism Speaks announced $555,850 in grant funding to five researchers studying autism. Click here to learn more,
Autism Speaks and Congresswoman Grace Meng Address the Importance of Caregiver Skills Training Programs in Local Communities at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
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9.9.2022

Autism Speaks and Congresswoman Grace Meng address the importance of Caregiver Skills Training Programs in local communities

Autism Speaks President and CEO Keith Wargo joined Congresswoman Grace Meng, leaders and staff of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center and
doctors reviewing paperwork
Science News
8.16.2022

Autism Speaks welcomes five new sites to the Autism Care Network

Autism Speaks is proud to announce that five academic medical centers in the U.S. are joining the Network, raising the total number of sites in this
autism speaks new logo
Press Release
8.16.2022

Autism Speaks awards $320,000 in grants to 71 organizations serving the ASD community

Autism Speaks announces this year’s recipients of their annual Local Impact Grants. These grants fund nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that provide
Autism Speaks Thought Leadership Summit on Autism and Aging
Science News
7.26.2022

Autism Speaks hosts the Thought Leadership Summit on Autism and Aging

Click here to watch some of the key sessions from Day 1 and Day 2 of the Autism Speaks Thought Leadership Summit on Autism and Aging.
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Advocacy News
7.13.2022

Autism Speaks applauds progress in U.S. House on key funding priorities

The House Appropriations Committee advanced a bill that includes $10 million increase to expand the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring
image of Autism Speaks logo with colorful puzzle piece
Press Release
6.10.2022

Autism Speaks and Herox Announce Innovative Winning Solutions of Autism Employment Connect Challenge

Autism Speaks announced the winner of the "Autism Employment Connector Challenge,” launched in partnership with HeroX, the leading platform and open
Child wearing headphones to help with auditory processing disorder
Science News
6.10.2022

Autism Speaks and Royal Arch Masons award $170,000 of funding to researchers studying auditory processing disorder

Autism Speaks, with the support of a Royal Arch Research Assistance grant, is funding one pilot research project and one post-doctoral fellowship to
image of Autism Speaks logo with colorful puzzle piece
Press Release
5.16.2022

Autism Speaks Appoints Kelli Seely Chief Marketing Officer

Autism Speaks announced that Kelli Seely has been named Chief Marketing Officer of the organization. Click here to read more.
Liz Pellicano, Ph.D., professor of autism research at University College London
Science News
5.15.2022

INSAR Day 3: Keynote speaker Liz Pellicano redefines “autistic flourishing”

Liz Pellicano, Ph.D., professor of autism research at University College London, says there is often a gap between the research lab and autistic
doctor holding a stethoscope
Science News
5.14.2022

INSAR Day 2: The Lancet Commission reports on the future of autism care and research

The Lancet Commission helped to create a report of recommendations that can improve quality of life for autistic people and their families worldwide.
women holding hands
Science News
5.13.2022

INSAR Day 2: ECHO Autism works to improve mental health care for autistic people

Autistic people experience a high risk for co-occurring psychiatric conditions, particularly anxiety and depression. Click here to learn more.
Strand of DNA
Science News
5.12.2022

INSAR Day 1: MSSNG research reveals new genes associated with autism

At INSAR 2022, seven researchers previewed their findings on topics ranging from the genetic causes of autism to chronic physical health disorders in
Autism Speaks strongly supports proposed ban on electrical stimulation devices
Advocacy News
5.11.2022

Autism Speaks strongly supports proposed ban on electrical stimulation devices

Proposed legislation includes reinstatement of FDA ban on electrical stimulation devices to curb self-harming and aggressive behaviors
Dr. Vikram Patel
Science News
5.9.2022

Autism Speaks welcomes Dr. Vikram Patel to the science advisory committee

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce that Dr. Vikram Patel, MBBS, Ph.D., has joined the organization’s Medical and Science Advisory Committee. Read
Thomas Frazier
News
5.9.2022

Thomas Frazier joins the Autism Speaks Board of Directors

Autism Speaks announces the appointment of clinical psychologist and autism researcher Thomas W. Frazier, Ph.D., to their Board of Directors. Read