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New York Governor announces coverage of medically necessary treatments for children with autism

Autism Speaks applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s inclusion of coverage for medically necessary treatments for children with autism spectrum
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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
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Autism Speaks names top ten autism studies of 2018

Autism Speaks science staff and advisors highlight the 2018 studies that most powerfully advanced our understanding, treatment and support of people
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2018 Advocacy Highlights

With the support of autism advocates, Autism Speaks' Advocacy Team pursued policy solutions for individuals across the spectrum and throughout the
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
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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
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Autism Speaks Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Program Grant Recipients

Autism Speaks funds programs that provide people with autism with social and educational experiences. Through the inaugural Norma and Malcolm Baker
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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
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Autism Speaks and GameStop NXT GEN Coders Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce the fourteen recipients of the first Autism Speaks and GameStop NXT GEN Coders Program, which provides grants for
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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#AutismVotes: Vote on Tuesday, November 6th

The 2018 midterm election will be held on Tuesday, November 6th. While 2018 is not a presidential election year, there are many federal, state,
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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.
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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
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