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Autism Speaks renews call for significant increase in funding for research and services to support the 2.3% of U.S. children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Press Release
12.2.2021

Autism Speaks renews call for significant increase in funding for research and services to support the 2.3% of U.S. children with autism spectrum disorder

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released today its biennial update of autism’s estimated prevalence among the nation’s children,
WHO Caregiver Skills Training shows promising results in Italy
Science News
11.23.2021

WHO Caregiver Skills Training shows promising results in Italy

Researchers recruited the parents of 86 autistic children between 24 and 60 months of age in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy to participate in
The words "BUILD BACK BETTER" in red, white and blue colors (credit: shutterstock)
Advocacy News
11.19.2021

U.S. House Passes Historic Investment in Home and Community-Based Services

The historic $150 billion investment in HCBS was passed as a part of the Build Back Better Act and comes after months of advocacy where autistic
Research highlights the importance of vocational activities for adults with autism
Science News
11.15.2021

Research highlights the importance of vocational activities for adults with autism

A new study shows that vocational activities like employment, volunteer work and post-secondary education are associated with higher well-being and
New insights into the sexual health and activity of autistic adults and adolescents
Science News
11.15.2021

New insights into the sexual health and activity of autistic adults and adolescents

A new study reveals significant differences in sexual orientation and activity between autistic and non-autistic people across the lifespan. Click
Update on Autism Speaks diversity, equity, access and inclusion (DEAI) efforts – FY22 Q 1&2
News
11.3.2021

Update on Autism Speaks diversity, equity, access and inclusion (DEAI) efforts – FY22 Q 1&2

Autism Speaks is working to achieve a world where all people with autism, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, can reach their full
Jennifer Seidel
News
10.19.2021

Autism Speaks elects Jennifer Seidel to its national board

Autism Speaks, the nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span for people with autism and
Keith Wargo's headshot
Press Release
10.7.2021

Keith Wargo Appointed President and CEO of Autism Speaks

Keith Wargo has been named president and CEO of Autism Speaks. Mr. Wargo’s appointment is effective October 15, 2021, and follows the Board of
New study improves criteria to identify sleep problems in autistic children and adolescents
Science News
10.5.2021

New study improves criteria to identify sleep problems in autistic children and adolescents

A study has developed and validated a new cut-off value for the Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire for autism (CSHQ-autism), a common tool used to
Research finds patterns in restrictive and repetitive behaviors based on individual characteristics
Science News
10.5.2021

Research finds patterns in restrictive and repetitive behaviors based on individual characteristics

A study found differences in restrictive and repetitive behaviors (RRBs) in children with autism based on characteristics like age, sex, cognitive
Medical supplies
Science News
9.23.2021

Research reveals racial and ethnic disparities in benefits eligibility and spending among autistic adults

A recent peer-reviewed study published in May in PLOS One reveals significant disparities in eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid coverage among
Autism Speaks opens applications for Norma and Malcom Baker Recreation Grants
Press Release
9.2.2021

Autism Speaks opens applications for Norma and Malcom Baker Recreation Grants

Autism Speaks 2021 Local Impact Grant applications are open! The program accepts applications from both for-profit and non-profit organizations for
CAST Primary Care
Science News
8.25.2021

Study offers a new model for primary care clinics serving adults with autism

Learn about The Center for Autism Services and Transition (CAST), a new primary care clinic model that helps improve healthcare services for adults
Autism Speaks awards more than $820,000 for autism research
Press Release
8.16.2021

Autism Speaks awards more than $821,000 for autism research

See how Autism Speaks is advancing the study of causes and better interventions for autism by funding $821,800 in grants to eight researchers studying
New study indicates that mother’s genetics can influence their children’s autism symptoms
Science News
8.6.2021

New study looks at how autism-linked genetics changes are passed to children

To understand the genetics behind autism, researchers looked at the mother’s genes in mice bred with autism-linked genes for an explanation about how
US Capital
Advocacy News
7.29.2021

House-passed bill calls for greater autism research investment to address disparities, lifespan issues and co-occurring health conditions

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of annual spending bills that includes several important priorities that Autism Speaks has
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