U.S. House Passes Historic Investment in Home and Community-Based ServicesThe historic $150 billion investment in HCBS was passed as a part of the Build Back Better Act and comes after months of advocacy where autistic
Research highlights the importance of vocational activities for adults with autismA new study shows that vocational activities like employment, volunteer work and post-secondary education are associated with higher well-being and
New insights into the sexual health and activity of autistic adults and adolescentsA new study reveals significant differences in sexual orientation and activity between autistic and non-autistic people across the lifespan. Click
Autism Speaks elects Jennifer Seidel to its national boardAutism Speaks, the nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span for people with autism and
Keith Wargo Appointed President and CEO of Autism SpeaksKeith Wargo has been named president and CEO of Autism Speaks. Mr. Wargo’s appointment is effective October 15, 2021, and follows the Board of
New study improves criteria to identify sleep problems in autistic children and adolescentsA study has developed and validated a new cut-off value for the Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire for autism (CSHQ-autism), a common tool used to
Research finds patterns in restrictive and repetitive behaviors based on individual characteristicsA study found differences in restrictive and repetitive behaviors (RRBs) in children with autism based on characteristics like age, sex, cognitive
Research reveals racial and ethnic disparities in benefits eligibility and spending among autistic adultsA recent peer-reviewed study published in May in PLOS One reveals significant disparities in eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid coverage among
Autism Speaks opens applications for Norma and Malcom Baker Recreation GrantsAutism Speaks 2021 Local Impact Grant applications are open! The program accepts applications from both for-profit and non-profit organizations for
Study offers a new model for primary care clinics serving adults with autismLearn about The Center for Autism Services and Transition (CAST), a new primary care clinic model that helps improve healthcare services for adults
Autism Speaks awards more than $821,000 for autism researchSee how Autism Speaks is advancing the study of causes and better interventions for autism by funding $821,800 in grants to eight researchers studying
New study looks at how autism-linked genetics changes are passed to childrenTo understand the genetics behind autism, researchers looked at the mother’s genes in mice bred with autism-linked genes for an explanation about how
House-passed bill calls for greater autism research investment to address disparities, lifespan issues and co-occurring health conditionsToday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of annual spending bills that includes several important priorities that Autism Speaks has
Autism Speaks elects two new members to its national boardAutism Speaks announces the election of Bill O’Connor and Subriana Pierce to its national board of directors.
Oregon renews autism insurance lawThe state legislature has passed a bill reauthorizing Oregon's Autism Health Insurance Reform law through January 2, 2030.