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Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer speaks at congressional hearing on the Autism CARES Act of 2024

On February 14, Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Andy Shih testified before Congress on the transformative impact of programs authorized under the
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Autism Speaks CEO testifies before Congress on pathways for employment of individuals with autism and other disabilities

Keith Wargo shared data and personal narratives, illustrating the transformative power of inclusive employment practices, during the House Small
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Press Release

Autism Speaks awards $115,000 in grants to 23 organizations serving the autism community

Autism Speaks announces its 2023 Local Impact Grant recipients. These grants fund nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that provide autistic people with
Robert Varnedoe, Josh Cobbs, Senator Chuck Grassley and Arianna Esposito at Lee Container
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El senador Grassley visita al fabricante Lee Container

El senador estadounidense Chuck Grassley se unió a Autism Speaks y al presidente de Lee Container, Robert Varnedoe, para discutir las oportunidades de
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NFL players show support of Autism Speaks during My Cause My Cleats

Imagine owning a piece of NFL history while supporting a great cause. That's right – you can now bid on the very cleats worn by your favorite NFL
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Autism Speaks CEO Stands with Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator Luke Getsy

As the CEO of Autism Speaks, I am deeply saddened by the hurtful and harmful language on social media directed at Chicago Bears offensive coordinator
Zak and his parents, Mona and Stuart
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Advocating for those with severe, intense and challenging behaviors

As we discuss the progress and the future of services for autistic individuals with severe challenges, we also reimagine the landscape of autism
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Science News

Autism in Africa: Transforming care and services for a brighter future

In a new report from the WHO, UNICEF and Autism Speaks, we outline three action items that could improve care for autistic children and their families
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Science News

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

Autism Speaks today announced the opening of applications for a new cycle of research grants on the study of central auditory processing disorder
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Science News

Autism Speaks welcomes Dr. Russell Shilling to the Medical and Science Advisory Committee

Russell Shilling, Ph.D., has joined Autism Speaks Medical and Science Advisory Committee. The committee provides guidance on achieving our scientific
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Autism Speaks strongly supports new rule to reduce barriers to health care services for many autistic people

The new MHPAEA proposed rule would be an important step towards removing barriers to coverage of mental health services for autistic individuals.
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Takeaways from the October 2023 IACC Meeting

The October 2023 IACC meeting recognized National Disability Employment Awareness Month and discussed upcoming IACC publications, federal agency
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Science News

Autism Speaks awards $135k in grant funding to support Latino autistic youth in Houston, TX

Autism Speaks announced nearly $135,000 in grant funding to a researcher studying the transition to adulthood for Latino autistic youth. Click here to
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Press Release

Autism Speaks national board member Dr. Tom Frazier appointed to federal autism committee

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that Thomas W. Frazier, Ph.D., member of the Autism Speaks Board of Directors, has been
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Charting a Path to Inclusion: A Call to Action from the WHO-UNICEF Global Report on Developmental Disabilities

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings this week in New York City, Autism Speaks and Qatar Foundation co-hosted the launch of the WHO
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Maria Montenegro, Caregiver Skills Training Master Trainer

Maria shares how the University of Texas' caregiver skills training program is benefiting Spanish-speaking families in the Rio Grande Valley.