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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
doctor holding a stethoscope
Science News
5.14.2022

INSAR Day 2: The Lancet Commission reports on the future of autism care and research

The Lancet Commission helped to create a report of recommendations that can improve quality of life for autistic people and their families worldwide.
women holding hands
Science News
5.13.2022

INSAR Day 2: ECHO Autism works to improve mental health care for autistic people

Autistic people experience a high risk for co-occurring psychiatric conditions, particularly anxiety and depression. Click here to learn more.
Strand of DNA
Science News
5.12.2022

INSAR Day 1: MSSNG research reveals new genes associated with autism

At INSAR 2022, seven researchers previewed their findings on topics ranging from the genetic causes of autism to chronic physical health disorders in
Autism Speaks strongly supports proposed ban on electrical stimulation devices
Advocacy News
5.11.2022

Autism Speaks strongly supports proposed ban on electrical stimulation devices

Proposed legislation includes reinstatement of FDA ban on electrical stimulation devices to curb self-harming and aggressive behaviors
Dr. Vikram Patel
Science News
5.9.2022

Autism Speaks welcomes Dr. Vikram Patel to the science advisory committee

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce that Dr. Vikram Patel, MBBS, Ph.D., has joined the organization’s Medical and Science Advisory Committee. Read
Thomas Frazier
News
5.9.2022

Thomas Frazier joins the Autism Speaks Board of Directors

Autism Speaks announces the appointment of clinical psychologist and autism researcher Thomas W. Frazier, Ph.D., to their Board of Directors. Read
INSAR Day 1 MSSNG research presents new findings in autism and genomics
Science News
5.3.2022

Autism Speaks-supported research at INSAR 2022

The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting, the world’s largest gathering of autism researchers, is being held both
Autism Speaks announces 2021 Norma and Malcom Baker Recreation Grant Recipients
News
5.3.2022

Autism Speaks announces 2021 Norma and Malcom Baker Recreation Grant Recipients

This year, 114 organizations across 31 states were awarded grant funding of up to $5,000. Their programs fund a range of initiatives, including summer
New study shows increase in global prevalence of autism
Science News
4.29.2022

New study shows increase in global prevalence of autism

About 100 in 10,000 children around the world are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is an increase from the 2012 global prevalence
Autism Speaks announces 2021 Local Impact Grant recipients
Press Release
4.15.2022

Autism Speaks opens applications for Local Impact Grants

Autism Speaks announced the opening of applications for a new cycle of Local Impact Grants. Click here to learn about the Local Impact Grants and how
autism speaks new logo
Press Release
3.30.2022

Autism Speaks connects families and caregivers of children with autism to essential skills through Caregivers Skills Training program

Autism Speaks is offering families in the U.S. and around the world access to free resources to help children with autism reach their full potential.
Genetic mutations associated with ASD increase risk for other co-occurring conditions
Science News
3.23.2022

Genetic mutations associated with ASD increase risk for other co-occurring conditions

A study published in the Journal of Child Health Care shows that people with genetic mutations associated with ASD are at higher risk for other co
Autism Speaks Coaches Powering Forward brings NCAA basketball coaches, broadcasters and fans together
Press Release
3.2.2022

Autism Speaks Coaches Powering Forward brings NCAA basketball coaches, broadcasters and fans together to increase understanding and acceptance for people with autism

NCAA Basketball coaches, teams and fans across the country will display their support for the autism community by wearing Autism Speaks puzzle-piece
child looking at map
Science News
2.23.2022

New study sheds light on the impact of language regression on later communication skills

Researchers analyzed data from 421 autistic children in Canada whose families participated in the “Pathways in ASD” study, supported in part by Autism
toy trains on a track
Science News
2.23.2022

New research examines special interests in autism

Study 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