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Autism and auditory processing disorder: A follow-up
Science News
9.17.2020

Autism and auditory processing disorder: A follow-up

By Sophie Schwartz, Ph.D., post-doctoral research fellow at Boston University’s Center for Autism Research Excellence, directed by Dr. Helen
The new normal in public transit and paratransit during COVID
Science News
9.10.2020

The new normal in public transit and paratransit during COVID

Dr. Feeley is an autism transportation researcher and the Transportation Autism Project Manager at the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and
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Advocacy News
8.5.2020

Florida issues new COVID-19 testing requirement for group home staff

Autism Speaks commends Florida for vital testing rules for staff of group homes for individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.
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News
7.29.2020

Autism Speaks advocacy priorities to support people with autism through re-opening of community life

At Autism Speaks, we are committed to advocating for the needs of every person with autism, across the spectrum and throughout the life span. We urge
Five ways parents can advocate for their child with autism in virtual learning
Science News
7.29.2020

Five ways parents can advocate for their child with autism in virtual learning

Dr. Faustino is a school psychologist in New York. Dr. Oyen is assistant professor of school psychology at the University of South
Photo of three face masks stacked on top of each other on a table.
News
7.28.2020

Autism Speaks’ position on mask-wearing within the autism community

While it is a recommendation, and in many areas a requirement, to slow the spread of COVID-19, wearing a mask is often difficult for those on the
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Press Release
7.27.2020

SickKids researchers find new genes and variations linked to autism using Autism Speaks’ MSSNG data

NEW YORK (July 27, 2020) – Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) uncovered new genetic changes and specific genes linked to autism
President George H.W. Bush signing the American with Disabilities Act
Advocacy News
7.23.2020

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Sunday, July 26, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Now more than ever, delivering on the promise
Pediatrics journal dedicates supplement publication to autism studies
Science News
7.21.2020

Pediatrics journal dedicates supplement publication to autism studies

The journal of the American Association of Pediatrics published a standalone supplement to its April issue dedicated to findings in autism,
Identical twins with autism differ significantly in severity of social traits
Science News
7.21.2020

Researchers outline method to create gene list for autism-linked genetic variants

A multidisciplinary group of autism researchers proposed a new method for identifying whether certain gene changes
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
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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
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