Thought Leadership Summit on Challenging Behaviors opens with closer look at solutions to severe behaviorThis summit will help provide a framework for solutions needed for autistic kids and adults to reach their full potential. Click to learn more info.
Autism Speaks joins disability groups calling for priority access to COVID vaccine for people with autismAutism and vaccines. Autism Speaks joins several disability groups in advocating for the autism community to be among the first to receive access to
Autism Speaks applauds Department of Veterans Affairs for including vital autism care in insurance coverage for families of disabled veteransThe 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 BehaviorsAutism Speaks will convene an invited group of researchers, clinicians, autistic adults and other autism community members virtually on Dec. 3 and 4,
Stress study suggests parent training has benefits for caregivers as well as their kidsA study published in November points to a need for interventions that incorporate parent training to help support their child’s development, based
COVID-19 survey reveals widespread challenges for autism community and wider disparities for minority communitiesA 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 bullyingStudy on Autism Research found that adolescents on the autism spectrum who were bullied were twice as likely to develop suicidal behavior over time.
Autism Speaks applauds introduction of the Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 ActCongresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Congressman Adam Schiff introduced legislation which provides dedicated funding for the Individuals with
New study links autism traits and eating disorders in moms of autistic childrenA July 2020 study in the journal Autism Research found that mothers with eating disorders and a child with autism showed more autistic traits than
Study finds higher rates of gender diversity among autistic individualsA September 2020 study published in Nature Communications found that transgender and gender-diverse individuals have higher rates of autism than their
Autism Speaks releases new CST Caregiver Quick Tips videos to support parents and caregivers of children with autismParents 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-upCentral 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 COVIDDr. Feeley is an autism transportation researcher and the Transportation Autism Project Manager at the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and
Florida issues new COVID-19 testing requirement for group home staffAutism Speaks commends Florida for vital testing rules for staff of group homes for individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.
Autism Speaks advocacy priorities to support people with autism through re-opening of community lifeAt 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