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Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Advocacy News
7.13.2022

Autism Speaks applauds progress in U.S. House on key funding priorities

The House Appropriations Committee advanced a bill that includes $10 million increase to expand the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring
toddler playing with blocks, what is respite care
Advocacy News
6.13.2022

Maryland reduces waitlist for autism services by half

Maryland puts the needs of kids and families first by enacting the End the Wait Act which will decrease the waiting time for the Autism Waiver by 50%.
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Press Release
6.10.2022

Autism Speaks and Herox Announce Innovative Winning Solutions of Autism Employment Connect Challenge

Autism Speaks announced the winner of the "Autism Employment Connector Challenge,” launched in partnership with HeroX, the leading platform and open
Child wearing headphones to help with auditory processing disorder
Science News
6.10.2022

Autism Speaks and Royal Arch Masons award $170,000 of funding to researchers studying auditory processing disorder

Autism Speaks, with the support of a Royal Arch Research Assistance grant, is funding one pilot research project and one post-doctoral fellowship to
a child playing with blocks
Advocacy News
5.31.2022

Georgia celebrates expanded coverage of autism services

Georgia's new Mental Health Parity Act boosts protections for autistic individuals and improves coverage of autism services by Medicaid.
boy working with therapist at small table
Advocacy News
5.31.2022

New law improves coverage for autism in Iowa

When Iowa lawmakers gathered in Des Moines this year for their legislative session, they passed a new law that secures coverage for a wider range of
young boy sorting blocks at school desk with plastic bin of building blocks in front of him
Advocacy News
5.23.2022

2022 Florida Advocacy Wins

Policy efforts will expand access to special education supports, therapy services and insurance information for people with autism in Florida. Read
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Advocacy News
5.23.2022

Virginia celebrates increased protections for autism services

New Virginia law ensures that autism is protected by federal mental health parity law and secures coverage for a wider range of medically necessary
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Press Release
5.16.2022

Autism Speaks Appoints Kelli Seely Chief Marketing Officer

Autism Speaks announced that Kelli Seely has been named Chief Marketing Officer of the organization. Click here to read more.
Liz Pellicano, Ph.D., professor of autism research at University College London
Science News
5.15.2022

INSAR Day 3: Keynote speaker Liz Pellicano redefines “autistic flourishing”

Liz Pellicano, Ph.D., professor of autism research at University College London, says there is often a gap between the research lab and autistic
doctor holding a stethoscope
Science News
5.14.2022

INSAR Day 2: The Lancet Commission reports on the future of autism care and research

The Lancet Commission helped to create a report of recommendations that can improve quality of life for autistic people and their families worldwide.
women holding hands
Science News
5.13.2022

INSAR Day 2: ECHO Autism works to improve mental health care for autistic people

Autistic people experience a high risk for co-occurring psychiatric conditions, particularly anxiety and depression. Click here to learn more.
Strand of DNA
Science News
5.12.2022

INSAR Day 1: MSSNG research reveals new genes associated with autism

At INSAR 2022, seven researchers previewed their findings on topics ranging from the genetic causes of autism to chronic physical health disorders in
Autism Speaks strongly supports proposed ban on electrical stimulation devices
Advocacy News
5.11.2022

Autism Speaks strongly supports proposed ban on electrical stimulation devices

Proposed legislation includes reinstatement of FDA ban on electrical stimulation devices to curb self-harming and aggressive behaviors
Dr. Vikram Patel
Science News
5.9.2022

Autism Speaks welcomes Dr. Vikram Patel to the science advisory committee

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce that Dr. Vikram Patel, MBBS, Ph.D., has joined the organization’s Medical and Science Advisory Committee. Read
Thomas Frazier
News
5.9.2022

Thomas Frazier joins the Autism Speaks Board of Directors

Autism Speaks announces the appointment of clinical psychologist and autism researcher Thomas W. Frazier, Ph.D., to their Board of Directors. Read