Autism Speaks Coaches Powering Forward brings NCAA basketball coaches, broadcasters and fans together to increase understanding and acceptance for people with autismNCAA Basketball coaches, teams and fans across the country will display their support for the autism community by wearing Autism Speaks puzzle-piece
New study sheds light on the impact of language regression on later communication skillsResearchers analyzed data from 421 autistic children in Canada whose families participated in the “Pathways in ASD” study, supported in part by Autism
New research examines special interests in autismStudy results found that 75% of autistic youth had at least one special interest, and 50% of those had two or more special interests. The most common
Autism Speaks Applauds Introduction of the Autism Family Caregivers ActRepresentatives Grace Meng (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Mike Doyle (D-PA) introduced the Autism Family Caregivers Act to improve the lives of
Autism Speaks representative appointed to National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Consumer Liaison groupAutism Speaks Senior Director of State Government Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy Kelly Headrick was recently named as a 2022 NAIC consumer liaison
Autism Speaks awards nearly $600,000 in Research Planning GrantsAutism Speaks is announcing grant funding to two research teams working to develop a model of care for autistic people across the lifespan who are
Historic Progress in Children’s Medicaid Coverage of Autism ServicesThis month, Texas became the 50th state to implement its Medicaid autism services benefit which provides coverage for ABA therapy when medically
Autism Speaks announces 2021 Local Impact Grant recipientsAutism Speaks is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Local Impact Grants. Our Local Impact Grants fund non-profit programs that provide
WHO Caregiver Skills Training improves parent and child outcomes in urban IndiaResearch published recently in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders shows that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Caregiver Skills
Research reveals racial differences in perceptions of autism prior to diagnosisResearchers studied 489 children between ages 1 and 15 at their first ASD evaluation. Participants were 48% white, 23% Black/African American, 10%
2021 Advocacy HighlightsOur Advocacy Team pursues policy solutions throughout the year that protect the rights of and enhance the services and supports for people with autism
U.S. Surgeon General issues advisory on youth mental health crisisTo face the growing mental health crisis among the youth, the ACNet is committed to improving mental health for autistic youth. Read more.
New study shows negative effect of COVID-19 school closures on autistic childrenAs the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, families across the country are coping with uncertainty and changes in routine caused by emergency school closures.
Autism Speaks announces grant funding for early-career scientistsAs part of our mission to be a catalyst for life-enhancing research breakthroughs, Autism Speaks is proud to empower early-career scientists through
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 disorderThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released today its biennial update of autism’s estimated prevalence among the nation’s children,