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Press Release
1.31.2023

Autism Speaks Coaches Powering Forward Week Unites the NCAA Community to Make a World of Difference for People with Autism

Autism Speaks Coaches Powering Forward campaign is an annual effort to bring college basketball coaches, teams, schools, broadcasters and fans
Gunjan Seth
Science News
1.12.2023

Autism Care Network family partner wins CHC Patient and Family Leadership Award

Autism Speaks is thrilled to congratulate Gunjan Seth, family partner to the Autism Speaks Autism Care Network (ACNet), for winning the 2022 Children
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Advocacy News
12.31.2022

2022 Advocacy Highlights

Today, we celebrate the policy milestones and accomplishments that your support helped us achieve in 2022.
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Advocacy News
12.23.2022

Milestone wins for the autism community in federal bill

The hard work of advocates across the country and congressional champions for the autism community came to fruition with the passage of a federal
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Science News
12.2.2022

Autism Speaks and CAAAC host research conference for Chinese American community

Click here to learn about the inaugural conference on autism across the life span hosted by the Chinese American Association for Autistic Community
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Press Release
11.17.2022

Autism Speaks MSSNG database provides data for world’s largest autism whole-genome sequencing study, revealing 134 autism-linked genes

Autism Speaks MSSNG database, the world’s largest autism whole-genome dataset, recently provided researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children
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Press Release
11.15.2022

Cherry Hill Programs and Autism Speaks present Santa Cares events to make visiting Santa inclusive for all ages and abilities

Cherry Hill Programs, Autism Speaks, and Autism Speaks Canada are thrilled to continue hosting sensory-friendly Santa Cares events across North
Autism Speaks Research grants on central auditory processing disorder
Science News
11.1.2022

Autism Speaks opens applications for research grants on central auditory processing disorder

Autism Speaks, the global non-profit dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with
Dr. Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige
Science News
10.26.2022

Autism Speaks welcomes Dr. Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige to the science advisory committee

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce that Dr. Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige, MB.Ch.B, MMed, Ph.D., has joined our Medical and Science Advisory Committee.
Autism Speaks announces new grant opportunity
Science News
10.25.2022

Autism Speaks announces new grant opportunity for autistic scientists

As part of our mission to be a catalyst for life-enhancing research breakthroughs, Autism Speaks is proud to announce our new Predoctoral Fellowship
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Advocacy News
10.10.2022

The Importance of Generally Accepted Standards of Care

The Wit decision represents the most successful effort to date to hold health insurers accountable for unequal coverage of mental health disorders.
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
News
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
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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
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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.