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covid-19 virus
Science News
10.26.2020

COVID-19 survey reveals widespread challenges for autism community and wider disparities for minority communities

A survey conducted in April by Autism Speaks – the first autism-specific survey to include a broad minority population - found that families of
Study finds teens with autism more likely to develop suicidal behavior due to bullying
Science News
10.21.2020

Study finds teens with autism more likely to develop suicidal behavior due to bullying

A study published in Autism Research found that adolescents on the autism spectrum who were bulled were twice as likely as peers to develop suicidal
How to cope with disrupted family routines during COVID-19
News
10.2.2020

Autism Speaks applauds introduction of the Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Congressman Adam Schiff introduced legislation which provides dedicated funding for the Individuals with
Mother feeding her young child
Science News
9.30.2020

New study links autism traits and eating disorders in moms of autistic children

A July 2020 study in the journal Autism Research found that mothers with eating disorders and a child with autism showed more autistic traits than
Inclusive Pride Flag
Science News
9.30.2020

Study finds higher rates of gender diversity among autistic individuals

A September 2020 study published in Nature Communications found that transgender and gender-diverse individuals have higher rates of autism than their
Muhammed and his mother, Feda Almaliti
News
9.29.2020

In Memory of Muhammed and Feda Almaliti

Feda and Muhammed Almaliti, two beloved members of the autism community, died tragically in an accidental house fire over the weekend.
Sign that reads "VOTING DAY" with "I VOTED" stickers
Advocacy News
9.25.2020

#AutismVotes: Vote on Tuesday, November 3rd (or earlier, if you have the option!)

Make sure the autism community is heard in this year's election. Exercise your right to vote by registering to vote, planning when and how you will
Care Givers Training
Science News
9.21.2020

Autism Speaks releases new CST Caregiver Quick Tips videos to support parents and caregivers of children with autism

Parents and caregivers of children with autism have a new tool in their tool box: a video training series to help them support their child’s
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 Tager
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
COVID-19
Press Release
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.
covid-19 virus
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 Dakota.  When
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
Autism Speaks and Autism Speaks Canada logos, both with multi-colored puzzle piece.
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
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