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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
Photo of three face masks stacked on top of each other on a table.
News
7.28.2020

Autism Speaks’ position on mask-wearing within the autism community

While it is a recommendation, and in many areas a requirement, to slow the spread of COVID-19, wearing a mask is often difficult for those on the
Autism Speaks and Autism Speaks Canada logos, both with multi-colored puzzle piece.
Press Release
7.27.2020

SickKids researchers find new genes and variations linked to autism using Autism Speaks’ MSSNG data

NEW YORK (July 27, 2020) – Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) uncovered new genetic changes and specific genes linked to autism
Pediatrics journal dedicates supplement publication to autism studies
Science News
7.21.2020

Pediatrics journal dedicates supplement publication to autism studies

The journal of the American Association of Pediatrics published a standalone supplement to its April issue dedicated to findings in autism, based on
Identical twins with autism differ significantly in severity of social traits
Science News
7.21.2020

Researchers outline method to create gene list for autism-linked genetic variants

A multidisciplinary group of autism researchers proposed a new method for identifying whether certain gene changes are linked to autism, in a research
Study finds health disparities for LGBTQ+ autistic adults
Science News
6.12.2020

Study finds health disparities for LGBTQ+ autistic adults

In one of the first large-scale surveys on the health outcomes of LGBTQ+ autistic adults, researchers found that these adults saw a range of health
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News
6.10.2020

Our commitment to addressing racial disparities in the autism community

At Autism Speaks, we are reflecting on the social unrest in our country and its intersection with our work in support of people with autism,
autism speaks new logo
Science News
6.10.2020

Review of interventions for autistic adults finds lack of evidence-based treatments

NEW YORK -- Despite research clearly indicating that autistic adults have poorer health outcomes than typically developing adults, a recent review
covid-19 virus
Advocacy News
5.27.2020

Autism Speaks urges adapted hospital policies to allow support providers for autistic and disabled people

For people with autism and significant communication or behavioral challenges, even a typical hospital stay can be an overwhelming experience. Today,
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Science News
5.21.2020

Autism Speaks mobilizes autism researchers to meet community needs during pandemic

NEW YORK -- Autism Speaks, in partnership with the Autism Science Foundation (ASF), working together with the International Society for Autism
Autism Research Community COVID-19 Task Force
Press Release
5.20.2020

Autism Research Community COVID-19 Task Force

NEW YORK -- Autism Speaks, in partnership with the Autism Science Foundation (ASF), working together with the International Society for Autism
How to cope with disrupted family routines during COVID-19
Advocacy News
5.5.2020

Statement on National Emergency Educational Waivers related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Autism Speaks is grateful that the Department heeded the call from advocates and families across the country and refrained from recommending the
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Advocacy News
4.17.2020

Autism Speaks applauds leadership of Reps. Mike Doyle and Chris Smith to advance autism priorities in future COVID-19 legislation

On Wednesday, April 15, Reps. Smith and Doyle sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to include additional supports for people with autism
covid-19 virus
News
4.9.2020

Autism Speaks statement in response to reports of surge in COVID-19 cases among people with disabilities

Autism Speaks statement in response to reports of surge in COVID-19 cases among people with disabilities. We must take action to protect our community
The Autism Certification Center (ACC) and Autism Speaks
News
4.9.2020

Autism Certification Center & Autism Speaks team up to make online learning resources available to the autism community at no cost

The Autism Certification Center (ACC) and Autism Speaks are teaming up to make 30+ hours of online video learning resources available completely free
How to cope with disrupted personal routines during COVID-19
Advocacy News
4.3.2020

Recently Passed COVID-19 Congressional Legislation and Ongoing Advocacy Efforts 

Congress has passed several bills to address the COVID-19 pandemic. While the recently passed bills provide significant assistance, much more needs to
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