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Press Release
11.17.2022

Autism Speaks MSSNG database provides data for world’s largest autism whole-genome sequencing study, revealing 134 autism-linked genes

Autism Speaks MSSNG database, the world’s largest autism whole-genome dataset, recently provided researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children
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Press Release
11.15.2022

Cherry Hill Programs and Autism Speaks present Santa Cares events to make visiting Santa inclusive for all ages and abilities

Cherry Hill Programs, Autism Speaks, and Autism Speaks Canada are thrilled to continue hosting sensory-friendly Santa Cares events across North
Autism Speaks Research grants on central auditory processing disorder
Science News
11.1.2022

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

Autism Speaks, the global non-profit dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with
Dr. Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige
Science News
10.26.2022

Autism Speaks welcomes Dr. Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige to the science advisory committee

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce that Dr. Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige, MB.Ch.B, MMed, Ph.D., has joined our Medical and Science Advisory Committee.
Autism Speaks announces new grant opportunity
Science News
10.25.2022

Autism Speaks announces new grant opportunity for autistic scientists

As part of our mission to be a catalyst for life-enhancing research breakthroughs, Autism Speaks is proud to announce our new Predoctoral Fellowship
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Advocacy News
10.10.2022

The Importance of Generally Accepted Standards of Care

The Wit decision represents the most successful effort to date to hold health insurers accountable for unequal coverage of mental health disorders.
Autism Speaks $550,000 autism research grant winners
Science News
9.13.2022

Autism Speaks awards over $550,000 for autism research

Autism Speaks announced $555,850 in grant funding to five researchers studying autism. Click here to learn more,
Autism Speaks and Congresswoman Grace Meng Address the Importance of Caregiver Skills Training Programs in Local Communities at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
News
9.9.2022

Autism Speaks and Congresswoman Grace Meng address the importance of Caregiver Skills Training Programs in local communities

Autism Speaks President and CEO Keith Wargo joined Congresswoman Grace Meng, leaders and staff of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center and
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Science News
8.16.2022

Autism Speaks welcomes five new sites to the Autism Care Network

Autism Speaks is proud to announce that five academic medical centers in the U.S. are joining the Network, raising the total number of sites in this
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Press Release
8.16.2022

Autism Speaks awards $320,000 in grants to 71 organizations serving the ASD community

Autism Speaks announces this year’s recipients of their annual Local Impact Grants. These grants fund nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that provide
Autism Speaks Thought Leadership Summit on Autism and Aging
Science News
7.26.2022

Autism Speaks hosts the Thought Leadership Summit on Autism and Aging

Click here to watch some of the key sessions from Day 1 and Day 2 of the Autism Speaks Thought Leadership Summit on Autism and Aging.
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Advocacy News
7.13.2022

Autism Speaks applauds progress in U.S. House on key funding priorities

The House Appropriations Committee advanced a bill that includes $10 million increase to expand the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring
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Press Release
6.10.2022

Autism Speaks and Herox Announce Innovative Winning Solutions of Autism Employment Connect Challenge

Autism Speaks announced the winner of the "Autism Employment Connector Challenge,” launched in partnership with HeroX, the leading platform and open
Child wearing headphones to help with auditory processing disorder
Science News
6.10.2022

Autism Speaks and Royal Arch Masons award $170,000 of funding to researchers studying auditory processing disorder

Autism Speaks, with the support of a Royal Arch Research Assistance grant, is funding one pilot research project and one post-doctoral fellowship to
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Press Release
5.16.2022

Autism Speaks Appoints Kelli Seely Chief Marketing Officer

Autism Speaks announced that Kelli Seely has been named Chief Marketing Officer of the organization. Click here to read more.
Liz Pellicano, Ph.D., professor of autism research at University College London
Science News
5.15.2022

INSAR Day 3: Keynote speaker Liz Pellicano redefines “autistic flourishing”

Liz Pellicano, Ph.D., professor of autism research at University College London, says there is often a gap between the research lab and autistic