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New study uses machine learning to find biomarkers for an autism subtype linked to maternal immune reaction
Science News
4.2.2021

New study uses machine learning to find biomarkers for an autism subtype linked to maternal immune reaction

Using a simple blood test, a new study is the first to use machine learning to predict a subgroup of autism, known as MAR-ASD, with 100 percent
Study links nervous system imbalances to depression in children with autism
Science News
3.24.2021

Study links nervous system imbalances to depression in children with autism

Building on what experts know about how the nervous system affects depression and mental health conditions in autism, researchers studying brain
Transition to adulthood grant supports findings on better healthcare programs for teens and adults on the spectrum
Science News
3.24.2021

Transition to adulthood grant supports findings on better healthcare programs for teens and adults on the spectrum

Recent studies funded by Autism Speaks suggest that patient-centered medical homes are a promising solution to improving healthcare quality and
Autism Speaks logo - a multi-colored puzzle piece with the words Autism Speaks
Press Release
3.16.2021

Angela Timashenka Geiger to step down later this year as president and CEO of Autism Speaks

Today, Angela Timashenka Geiger and the Autism Speaks Board of Directors announced Ms. Geiger will step down as president and CEO of Autism Speaks
Text of "The American Rescue Plan is signed into law" written over a faded image of the capitol dome
Advocacy News
3.11.2021

Congress includes relief for the autism community in the American Rescue Plan

The fifth COVID-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan, has been signed into law, securing additional relief for individuals with autism and
Top 10 Autism Studies of 2020
Science News
2.18.2021

Autism Speaks names top 10 studies of 2020

Autism Speaks announced its annual selection of studies that most powerfully advance its mission of enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum
Autism genetics study, aiming to increase Black representation, pivots during COVID
Science News
2.18.2021

Autism genetics study, aiming to increase Black representation, pivots during COVID

Minority communities overall are not well-represented in current autism genetics research populations. (Autism Speaks supported the initial Autism
How to best support students with autism in a virtual learning environment
Advocacy News
2.12.2021

The Texas Education Agency has rolled out Supplemental Special Education Services for students with autism

The Texas Education Agency has rolled out a program for families to access up to $1,500 per student for certain educational resources needed to
Autism Speaks Coaches Powering Forward
News
2.11.2021

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
autism speaks new logo
News
2.1.2021

An update on Autism Speaks diversity, equity, access and inclusion (DEAI) efforts

As an organization, Autism Speaks is working to achieve our vision of a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential, especially
Image of Autism Speaks logo with the words below it that read, Autism and COVID Vaccines, January 27tth, 2021
Science News
1.29.2021

Autism Speaks, CDC and partners answer COVID vaccine questions for the autism community 

Autism Speaks hosted the CDC’s Georgina Peacock, M.D., and the presidents of the Autism Society of America and Autism Science Foundation on Wednesday
How to cope with disrupted personal routines during COVID-19
Science News
1.29.2021

WHO names Caregiver Skills Training program in tool kit for Universal Health Coverage

The World Health Organization (WHO) has included the Caregiver Skills Training program as part of its Universal Health Coverage (UHC) compendium
How to cope with disrupted personal routines during COVID-19
Science News
1.29.2021

Study finds higher COVID death rate for Californians with disabilities and in skilled nursing facilities

In a December study about the impact of COVID-19 in California for people with disabilities, researchers found that risk of COVID infection was linked
How to cope with disrupted personal routines during COVID-19
Science News
1.27.2021

Autism Speaks, CDC and partners host COVID vaccine webinar for the autism community

Autism Speaks will host the CDC’s Georgina Peacock, M.D., and the presidents of the Autism Society of America and Autism Science Foundation for a
Study links reading comprehension challenges in autistic children to specific early and pre-reading skill gaps
Science News
12.30.2020

Study links reading comprehension challenges in autistic children to specific early and pre-reading skill gaps

Many children with autism struggle with reading comprehension abilities throughout their school years. To understand more specifically why children
How better understanding can support better outcomes in police interactions with autistics
Science News
12.23.2020

How better understanding can support better outcomes in police interactions with autistics

People with autism who have communication differences or behavior challenges often use supports or learn skills that allow them to go to school, get
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