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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
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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
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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
A mom works with a child who has autism during a Caregiver Skills Training workshop. Photo courtesy Mom2Mom
Advocacy News
2.18.2022

Autism Speaks Applauds Introduction of the Autism Family Caregivers Act

Representatives Grace Meng (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Mike Doyle (D-PA) introduced the Autism Family Caregivers Act to improve the lives of
Headshot of Kelly Headrick
Advocacy News
2.10.2022

Autism Speaks representative appointed to National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Consumer Liaison group

Autism 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 Grants
Science News
2.8.2022

Autism Speaks awards nearly $600,000 in Research Planning Grants

Autism Speaks is announcing grant funding to two research teams working to develop a model of care for autistic people across the lifespan who are
Map of US color coded by implementation status of Medicaid ABA benefit
Advocacy News
2.8.2022

Historic Progress in Children’s Medicaid Coverage of Autism Services

This 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 recipients
News
2.1.2022

Autism Speaks announces 2021 Local Impact Grant recipients

Autism 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 India
Science News
2.1.2022

WHO Caregiver Skills Training improves parent and child outcomes in urban India

Research published recently in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders shows that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Caregiver Skills
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News
1.28.2022

Update on Autism Speaks diversity, equity, access and inclusion (DEAI) efforts - FY22 Q3

At Autism Speaks, we are working to achieve a world where all people with autism, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, can reach their
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Science News
1.25.2022

Research reveals racial differences in perceptions of autism prior to diagnosis

Researchers studied 489 children between ages 1 and 15 at their first ASD evaluation. Participants were 48% white, 23% Black/African American, 10%
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Advocacy News
12.30.2021

2021 Advocacy Highlights

Our 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 crisis
Science News
12.28.2021

U.S. Surgeon General issues advisory on youth mental health crisis

Earlier this month, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued an advisory to highlight the growing mental health crisis among the nation’s youth.
New study shows negative effect of COVID-19 school closures on autistic children
Science News
12.17.2021

New study shows negative effect of COVID-19 school closures on autistic children

As 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 scientists
Science News
12.17.2021

Autism Speaks announces grant funding for early-career scientists

As part of our mission to be a catalyst for life-enhancing research breakthroughs, Autism Speaks is proud to empower early-career scientists through
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