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Top 10 Autism Studies of 2020
Science News
2.18.2021

Autism Speaks names top 10 studies of 2020

Autism Speaks announced its annual selection of studies that most powerfully advance its mission of enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum
Autism genetics study, aiming to increase Black representation, pivots during COVID
Science News
2.18.2021

Autism genetics study, aiming to increase Black representation, pivots during COVID

Minority communities overall are not well-represented in current autism genetics research populations. (Autism Speaks supported the initial Autism
Autism Speaks Coaches Powering Forward
News
2.11.2021

Autism Speaks Coaches Powering Forward brings NCAA basketball coaches, broadcasters and fans together to increase understanding and acceptance for people with autism

NCAA Basketball coaches, teams and fans across the country will display their support for the autism community by wearing Autism Speaks puzzle-piece
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News
2.1.2021

An update on Autism Speaks diversity, equity, access and inclusion (DEAI) efforts

As an organization, Autism Speaks is working to achieve our vision of a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential, including
Image of Autism Speaks logo with the words below it that read, Autism and COVID Vaccines, January 27tth, 2021
Science News
1.29.2021

Autism Speaks, CDC and partners answer COVID vaccine questions for the autism community 

Autism Speaks hosted the CDC’s Georgina Peacock, M.D., and the presidents of the Autism Society of America and Autism Science Foundation on Wednesday
How to cope with disrupted personal routines during COVID-19
Science News
1.29.2021

WHO names Caregiver Skills Training program in tool kit for Universal Health Coverage

The World Health Organization (WHO) has included the Caregiver Skills Training program as part of its Universal Health Coverage (UHC) compendium
How to cope with disrupted personal routines during COVID-19
Science News
1.29.2021

Study finds higher COVID death rate for Californians with disabilities and in skilled nursing facilities

In a December study about the impact of COVID-19 in California for people with disabilities, researchers found that risk of COVID infection was linked
How to cope with disrupted personal routines during COVID-19
Science News
1.27.2021

Autism Speaks, CDC and partners host COVID vaccine webinar for the autism community

Autism Speaks will host the CDC’s Georgina Peacock, M.D., and the presidents of the Autism Society of America and Autism Science Foundation for a
Study links reading comprehension challenges in autistic children to specific early and pre-reading skill gaps
Science News
12.30.2020

Study links reading comprehension challenges in autistic children to specific early and pre-reading skill gaps

Many children with autism struggle with reading comprehension abilities throughout their school years. To understand more specifically why children
How better understanding can support better outcomes in police interactions with autistics
Science News
12.23.2020

How better understanding can support better outcomes in police interactions with autistics

People with autism who have communication differences or behavior challenges often use supports or learn skills that allow them to go to school, get
Autism Speaks to host Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors
Science News
12.15.2020

Promising treatment programs highlighted at Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors

As experts and the autism community gathered virtually for the second day of the Autism Speaks Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors
Autism Speaks to host Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors
Science News
12.15.2020

Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors opens with closer look at solutions to severe behavior

Around age 14, her son’s behavior began to change, said Amy Hess.   “To see him go from a calm, easygoing child to a
covid-19 virus
Advocacy News
12.10.2020

Autism Speaks joins disability groups calling for priority access to COVID vaccine for people with autism

Autism and vaccines. Autism Speaks joins several disability groups in advocating for the autism community to be among the first to receive access to
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Advocacy News
12.4.2020

Autism Speaks applauds Department of Veterans Affairs for including vital autism care in insurance coverage for families of disabled veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has informed beneficiaries of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Autism Speaks to host Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors
Science News
12.2.2020

Autism Speaks to host Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors

Autism Speaks will convene an invited group of researchers, clinicians, autistic adults and other autism community members virtually on Dec. 3 and 4,
Stress study of autism parents suggest parent training has benefits for caregivers as well as their kids
Science News
12.2.2020

Stress study suggests parent training has benefits for caregivers as well as their kids

A study published in November points to a need for interventions that incorporate parent training to help support their child’s development, based
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