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How to cope with disrupted personal routines during COVID-19
Science News
1.27.2021

Autism Speaks, CDC and partners host COVID vaccine webinar for the autism community

Autism Speaks will host the CDC’s Georgina Peacock, M.D., and the presidents of the Autism Society of America and Autism Science Foundation for a
Study links reading comprehension challenges in autistic children to specific early and pre-reading skill gaps
Science News
12.30.2020

Study links reading comprehension challenges in autistic children to specific early and pre-reading skill gaps

A study pointed to two specific early and pre-reading skills as foundational to later reading comprehension abilities. Click to learn more.
How better understanding can support better outcomes in police interactions with autistics
Science News
12.23.2020

How better understanding can support better outcomes in police interactions with autistics

People with autism who have communication differences or behavior challenges often use supports or learn skills that allow them to go to school, get
Autism Speaks to host Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors
Science News
12.15.2020

Promising treatment programs highlighted at Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors

As experts and the autism community gathered virtually for the second day of the Autism Speaks Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors
Autism Speaks to host Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors
Science News
12.15.2020

Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors opens with closer look at solutions to severe behavior

This summit will help provide a framework for solutions needed for autistic kids and adults to reach their full potential. Click to learn more info.
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Advocacy News
12.10.2020

Autism Speaks joins disability groups calling for priority access to COVID vaccine for people with autism

Autism and vaccines. Autism Speaks joins several disability groups in advocating for the autism community to be among the first to receive access to
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Advocacy News
12.4.2020

Autism Speaks applauds Department of Veterans Affairs for including vital autism care in insurance coverage for families of disabled veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has informed beneficiaries of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Autism Speaks to host Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors
Science News
12.2.2020

Autism Speaks to host Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors

Autism Speaks will convene an invited group of researchers, clinicians, autistic adults and other autism community members virtually on Dec. 3 and 4,
Stress study of autism parents suggest parent training has benefits for caregivers as well as their kids
Science News
12.2.2020

Stress study suggests parent training has benefits for caregivers as well as their kids

A study published in November points to a need for interventions that incorporate parent training to help support their child’s development, based
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Science News
10.26.2020

COVID-19 survey reveals widespread challenges for autism community and wider disparities for minority communities

A survey conducted in April by Autism Speaks – the first autism-specific survey to include a broad minority population - found that families of
Study finds teens with autism more likely to develop suicidal behavior due to bullying
Science News
10.21.2020

Study finds teens with autism more likely to develop suicidal behavior due to bullying

Study on Autism Research  found that adolescents on the autism spectrum who were bullied were twice as likely to develop suicidal behavior over time.
How to cope with disrupted family routines during COVID-19
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10.2.2020

Autism Speaks applauds introduction of the Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Congressman Adam Schiff introduced legislation which provides dedicated funding for the Individuals with
Mother feeding her young child
Science News
9.30.2020

New study links autism traits and eating disorders in moms of autistic children

A July 2020 study in the journal Autism Research found that mothers with eating disorders and a child with autism showed more autistic traits than
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Science News
9.30.2020

Study finds higher rates of gender diversity among autistic individuals

A September 2020 study published in Nature Communications found that transgender and gender-diverse individuals have higher rates of autism than their
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Science News
9.21.2020

Autism Speaks releases new CST Caregiver Quick Tips videos to support parents and caregivers of children with autism

Parents and caregivers of children with autism have a new tool in their tool box: a video training series to help them support their child’s
Autism and auditory processing disorder: A follow-up
Science News
9.17.2020

Autism and auditory processing disorder: A follow-up

Central auditory processing disorder is common in people with autism. Studying processing disorders, and severe language and sensory issues, is