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Science News
9.6.2019

Is autism being overdiagnosed?

NEW YORK – Despite claims by a recent research study that autism is being overdiagnosed, experts at Autism Speaks said that conclusion overstates
what causes autism?
Science News
9.6.2019

Is Autism Genetic? Study Finds 80% Risk From Inherited Genes

Autism research found 80% of autism risk traced to inherited genes rather than environmental factors or random mutations.
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Science News
7.23.2019

Autism Speaks funds ECHO Autism Primary Care to bring better autism screening and care to your doctor’s office

ECHO Autism Primary Care is a virtual learning program where primary care providers get guidance from autism experts on best practices in autism
Autism Speaks has a new strategic plan for science
Science News
7.9.2019

Two studies in Qatar offer snapshot of autism in an Arabic country

Researchers conduct first autism prevalence survey in Qatar and validate screening tool in Arabic
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Press Release
6.25.2019

Autism Speaks commends advancement of the Autism CARES Act of 2019

U.S. House of Representatives holds hearing on bipartisan legislation to fund autism research, services and training benefiting individuals and
Autism Speaks Research
Science News
5.20.2019

Autism Speaks and Royal Arch Masons fund 2 new studies on auditory processing disorder

Autism Speaks, with the support of a Royal Arch Research Assistance grant, is funding two pilot studies to understand central auditory processing
insar policy brief feature
News
5.8.2019

INSAR releases first policy brief, focuses on employment and autism

"It is clear that improving the employment opportunities and outcomes for autistic adolescents and adults will have significant benefits to workplaces
News
5.7.2019

Autism Speaks announces co-chairs for 2019 Celebrity Chef Gala: Matt Higgins and Christina Tosi

At the gala – which helps funds research, resources and services that meet the diverse needs of individuals with autism - guests enjoy signature four
Amy Kelly, MBA, MNM and Liza Krassner, MPA
Science News
5.6.2019

Family Advisors:  The power and importance of connection

For many families who care for a loved one with autism spectrum disorder, access to knowledge and resources to support autism is critical. The right
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Science News
5.6.2019

Autism Speaks’ MSSNG project reaches 10,000-genome milestone

World’s largest autism whole-genome database a beacon to developing new solutions for individuals with autism and their families
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News
4.30.2019

New Grant Recipients Announced!

Autism Speaks funds programs that provide people with autism with social and educational experiences. We just announced the 149 new recipients of our
Phil Martin presenting at podium with panelists sitting at long table
Advocacy News
4.9.2019

Autism & Disparities: Addressing the Needs of Underserved Communities

This congressional briefing marked one of the many necessary conversations about how autism is experienced by different populations.
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News
4.5.2019

Iconic Buildings Go Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

Iconic buildings from Abu Dhabi to Sydney to New York went blue on April 2, 2018 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.
A young man stands in front of his new home, surrounded by his family, friends, and carers.
Advocacy News
3.5.2019

EMPOWER Care Act introduced to Congress

EMPOWER Care Act introduced to extend and improve the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program through 2023.
Press Release
2.8.2019

Autism Speaks commends congressional action to reauthorize Autism CARES Act

Legislation receives bipartisan support to fund autism research, monitoring and services benefiting individuals and families affected by autism
Six people holding sheets of paper reading different responses to the statement "Why I Care about Autism CARES"
Advocacy News
2.8.2019

#WhyAutismCARES Campaign

Congress is considering the reauthorization of the Autism CARES Act. Snap a photo to show why you care about Autism CARES!
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