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Autism Speaks to host Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors
Science News
12.15.2020

Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors opens with closer look at solutions to severe behavior

Around age 14, her son’s behavior began to change, said Amy Hess.   “To see him go from a calm, easygoing child to a
covid-19 virus
Advocacy News
12.10.2020

Autism Speaks joins disability groups calling for priority access to COVID vaccine for people with autism

Autism and vaccines. Autism Speaks joins several disability groups in advocating for the autism community to be among the first to receive access to
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Advocacy News
12.4.2020

Autism Speaks applauds Department of Veterans Affairs for including vital autism care in insurance coverage for families of disabled veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has informed beneficiaries of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Autism Speaks to host Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors
Science News
12.2.2020

Autism Speaks to host Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors

Autism Speaks will convene an invited group of researchers, clinicians, autistic adults and other autism community members virtually on Dec. 3 and 4,
Stress study of autism parents suggest parent training has benefits for caregivers as well as their kids
Science News
12.2.2020

Stress study suggests parent training has benefits for caregivers as well as their kids

A study published in November points to a need for interventions that incorporate parent training to help support their child’s development, based
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
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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
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
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