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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
covid-19 virus
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
News
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
Care Givers Training
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
The new normal in public transit and paratransit during COVID
Science News
9.10.2020

The new normal in public transit and paratransit during COVID

Dr. Feeley is an autism transportation researcher and the Transportation Autism Project Manager at the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and
COVID-19
Press Release
8.5.2020

Florida issues new COVID-19 testing requirement for group home staff

Autism Speaks commends Florida for vital testing rules for staff of group homes for individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.
covid-19 virus
News
7.29.2020

Autism Speaks advocacy priorities to support people with autism through re-opening of community life

At Autism Speaks, we are committed to advocating for the needs of every person with autism, across the spectrum and throughout the life span. We urge
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
Navigating today’s new reality: Tips for autistic people and families to address challenges with COVID measures
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
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