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Jennifer Seidel
News
10.19.2021

Autism Speaks elects Jennifer Seidel to its national board

Autism Speaks, the nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span for people with autism and
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Press Release
10.7.2021

Keith Wargo Appointed President and CEO of Autism Speaks

Keith Wargo has been named president and CEO of Autism Speaks. Mr. Wargo’s appointment is effective October 15, 2021, and follows the Board of
New study improves criteria to identify sleep problems in autistic children and adolescents
Science News
10.5.2021

New study improves criteria to identify sleep problems in autistic children and adolescents

A study has developed and validated a new cut-off value for the Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire for autism (CSHQ-autism), a common tool used to
Research finds patterns in restrictive and repetitive behaviors based on individual characteristics
Science News
10.5.2021

Research finds patterns in restrictive and repetitive behaviors based on individual characteristics

A study found differences in restrictive and repetitive behaviors (RRBs) in children with autism based on characteristics like age, sex, cognitive
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Science News
9.23.2021

Research reveals racial and ethnic disparities in benefits eligibility and spending among autistic adults

A recent peer-reviewed study published in May in PLOS One reveals significant disparities in eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid coverage among
Autism Speaks opens applications for Norma and Malcom Baker Recreation Grants
Press Release
9.2.2021

Autism Speaks opens applications for Norma and Malcom Baker Recreation Grants

Autism Speaks 2021 Local Impact Grant applications are open! The program accepts applications from both for-profit and non-profit organizations for
CAST Primary Care
Science News
8.25.2021

Study offers a new model for primary care clinics serving adults with autism

Learn about The Center for Autism Services and Transition (CAST), a new primary care clinic model that helps improve healthcare services for adults
Autism Speaks awards more than $820,000 for autism research
Press Release
8.16.2021

Autism Speaks awards more than $821,000 for autism research

See how Autism Speaks is advancing the study of causes and better interventions for autism by funding $821,800 in grants to eight researchers studying
New study indicates that mother’s genetics can influence their children’s autism symptoms
Science News
8.6.2021

New study looks at how autism-linked genetics changes are passed to children

To understand the genetics behind autism, researchers looked at the mother’s genes in mice bred with autism-linked genes for an explanation about how
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Advocacy News
7.29.2021

House-passed bill calls for greater autism research investment to address disparities, lifespan issues and co-occurring health conditions

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of annual spending bills that includes several important priorities that Autism Speaks has
Autism Speaks elects two new members to its national board: Bill O’Connor, Subriana Pierce
Press Release
7.22.2021

Autism Speaks elects two new members to its national board

Autism Speaks announces the election of Bill O’Connor and Subriana Pierce to its national board of directors.
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Advocacy News
7.19.2021

Oregon renews autism insurance law

The state legislature has passed a bill reauthorizing Oregon's Autism Health Insurance Reform law through January 2, 2030.
Autism Speaks opposes ruling allowing electric shock therapy
Advocacy News
7.10.2021

Autism Speaks opposes ruling allowing electric shock therapy

Devices used to curb harming behaviors in disabled children and adults have been banned since 2020
Autism Speaks executive Val Paradiz appointed to federal autism committee
Press Release
7.7.2021

Autism Speaks executive Val Paradiz appointed to federal autism committee

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that Valerie Paradiz, Ph.D., vice president of services and supports at Autism Speaks
covid-19 virus
Science News
7.2.2021

Autism Speaks hosts webinar on COVID-19 vaccine accessibility tools

In support of the White House’s Vaccine Month of Action, Autism Speaks hosted a webinar in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and
Employment program doubles employment for autistic youth
Science News
7.1.2021

Employment program doubles employment for autistic youth

A government-funded project meant to help low-income adolescents with disabilities become financially stable adults doubled employment rates in