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Why we care about Autism CARES

On February 7, Congress introduced S.427/H.R.1058 to reauthorize the Autism CARES Act which is the foundation of federal efforts on autism research,
Press Release

Autism Sharing Initiative is named a 2019 GA4GH Driver Project

Partnership between Autism Speaks and AIMS-2 Trials brings together one of the largest collections of genomic and clinical autism data to accelerate
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Money Follows the Person Program is extended!

The Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019 was signed into law, extending the Money Follows the Person Program for 3 months.
Press Release

Autism Speaks elects three business leaders to its national board

NEW YORK (January 18, 2019) – Autism Speaks, which is dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span for people
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Autism study finds high rates of unmet healthcare needs; suggests public policy solutions

An Autism Speaks analysis of national survey identifies barriers to care and provides guidance for new programs to address needs across the lifespan
Autism Speaks Consensus Conference on next steps in research on cannabis and autism

Autism Speaks hosts first scientific conference on cannabis and autism

Researchers, regulators and community stakeholders convene to guide future studies on cannabis-related products for autism and its associated medical
Autism Speaks research program

Autism Speaks funds promising new treatment and diagnostic studies

Research to advance personalized wandering interventions; target a cause of early communication challenges; and deliver practical autism-screening for
Autism Research Series: Discovery to Solutions

Autism Research Series – ‘Discovery to Solutions’

In 2018, Autism Speaks invited the public to free local presentations of its Autism Research Series: Discovery to Solutions. Watch an archived live
National Survey of Children's Health

National survey of parents identifies 1 in 40 children with autism

National survey of parents identifies 1 in 40 children with autism. Parents also report high rates of difficulty accessing services and coordinated
Autism Speaks and Royal Arch Masons sponsor research on Auditory Processing Disorder

Autism Speaks and Royal Arch Masons expand funding for auditory-processing research

Highly qualified researchers invited to apply for funding of a pilot study and a fellowship dedicated to understanding and treating auditory
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New CPT codes approved for ABA

The new CPT codes provide recognition from the American Medical Association (AMA) that ABA is an empirically supported medical intervention. Proper
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New CPT Codes for ABA Billing

Resources and information provided by the CPT Steering Committee will help ABA providers prepare for the implementation of new CPT codes in 2019.
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Advocacy News

HHS seeks nominees for National Family Caregiving Advisory Council

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently asking for nominees to the National Family Caregiving Advisory Council.
A doctor and young patient at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Science News

Autism-related guidelines for healthcare providers

This article links to open-access journal articles that provide the latest guidance for healthcare professionals on the physical, mental health and
A Cintas employee with autism operates the napkin press.

Good work that's good for business

Quest Diagnostics, Cintas, & other company partners of the ADVICE initiative make progress in hiring people with autism & other disabilities
Autism researchers and study participants
Science News

Autism Speaks resources and information for researchers

Autism Speaks provides resources and funding that helps researchers deepen our understanding of autism and improve the lives of people across the
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