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Autism Speaks Newsroom @ INSAR 2021
Science News
5.3.2021

Autism Speaks Newsroom @ INSAR 2021

A total of 17 research studies supported by Autism Speaks funding and technical support will be featured at the annual meeting of the International
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Advocacy News
4.29.2021

Help us improve the autistic voting experience

Voting is the nation’s most fundamental right and a hallmark of democracy. Learn more about the voting experiences and needs of those with asd here.
Autism Speaks launches Autism Care Network to improve autism care across North America
Science News
4.29.2021

Autism Speaks launches Autism Care Network to improve autism care across North America

Autism Speaks announces the launch of the Autism Care Network, the first and only learning health network of its kind focused on bringing better
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Advocacy News
4.22.2021

Georgia establishes Families of Children with Special Needs Reimbursement program benefitting students with autism

Georgia has rolled out a program for students with disabilities, including autism, to help with educational expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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

Research found that patient-centered medical homes can help improve healthcare quality and continuity for autistic people transitioning to adulthood.
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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 support students for educational resources needed to address the impact of COVID
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
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 WHO has included the Caregiver Skills Training program, a tool for supporting people with developmental delays, as part of its Universal Health
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