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Autism Speaks elects two new members to its national board: Bill O’Connor, Subriana Pierce
Press Release
7.22.2021

Autism Speaks elects two new members to its national board

Autism Speaks announces the election of Bill O’Connor and Subriana Pierce to its national board of directors.
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Advocacy News
7.19.2021

Oregon renews autism insurance law

The state legislature has passed a bill reauthorizing Oregon's Autism Health Insurance Reform law through January 2, 2030.
Pool Pointers for Inclusive Lifeguarding
News
7.12.2021

Pool Pointers for Inclusive Lifeguarding

In a 2011 study, 91 percent of deaths in children with autism who wandered were because of drowning accidents. In addition to our tips and tools for
Autism Speaks opposes ruling allowing electric shock therapy
Advocacy News
7.10.2021

Autism Speaks opposes ruling allowing electric shock therapy

Devices used to curb harming behaviors in disabled children and adults have been banned since 2020
Autism Speaks executive Val Paradiz appointed to federal autism committee
Press Release
7.7.2021

Autism Speaks executive Val Paradiz appointed to federal autism committee

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that Valerie Paradiz, Ph.D., vice president of services and supports at Autism Speaks
covid-19 virus
Science News
7.2.2021

Autism Speaks hosts webinar on COVID-19 vaccine accessibility tools

In support of the White House’s Vaccine Month of Action, Autism Speaks hosted a webinar in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and
Employment program doubles employment for autistic youth
Science News
7.1.2021

Employment program doubles employment for autistic youth

A government-funded project meant to help low-income adolescents with disabilities become financially stable adults doubled employment rates in
Study finds translation of parent survey is reliable at detecting autism in Chinese children
Science News
7.1.2021

Study finds translation of parent survey is reliable at detecting autism in Chinese children

A new study published in April showed that a translation of a common autism screening tool is reliable for children ages 6 to 13 in China.
Social media offers benefits for autistic community
Science News
6.29.2021

Social media offers benefits for autistic community

Social media offers many benefits to the autistic community! Hear from autistic people about how connecting with friends, family and colleagues online
Autism Speaks welcomes Dr. Brian Boyd as newest member of science advisory group
Science News
6.18.2021

Autism Speaks welcomes Dr. Brian Boyd as newest member of science advisory group

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce that Brian Boyd, Ph.D., has joined the organization’s Medical and Science Advisory Committee. The committee
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Advocacy News
6.4.2021

Nebraska lowers age for start of transition services

Governor Ricketts has signed into law a bill that lowers the age at which transition to adulthood planning must begin for students with developmental
Autism Speaks hosts international autism advocacy conference
Science News
5.24.2021

Autism Speaks hosts international autism advocacy conference

On April 27-28, 2021, Autism Speaks hosted autism advocates and stakeholders from 46 countries to discuss their efforts to promote greater autism
Capitol Dome
Advocacy News
5.21.2021

Record number of U.S. House Members call for increase in autism research funding

Co-led by the Chairs of the Congressional Autism Caucus, the letter to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee on the need for increased
ABA hero courtesy Thompson Center
Science News
5.21.2021

Study reveals long-term language benefits of early intensive behavioral intervention for autism

Recent findings suggest that early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) programs are a promising solution for improving language outcomes in
Culturally informed intervention strategies may be effective in reducing autism stigma in South Korea
Science News
5.21.2021

Culturally informed intervention strategies may be effective in reducing autism stigma in South Korea

A new study of South Korean families, presented as part of the International Society for Autism Research annual meeting last week, reveals higher
Autism Speaks Newsroom @ INSAR 2021
Science News
5.21.2021

Researchers report findings on getting autism treatments into diverse communities

After a year of increased mainstream attention on racial and other social inequities, research presentations on Day 3 of the International Society for
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