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Advocacy News
3.11.2021

Congress includes relief for the autism community in the American Rescue Plan

The fifth COVID-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan, has been signed into law, securing additional relief for individuals with autism and
Top 10 Autism Studies of 2020
Science News
2.18.2021

Autism Speaks names top 10 studies of 2020

Autism Speaks announced its annual selection of studies that most powerfully advance its mission of enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum
Autism genetics study, aiming to increase Black representation, pivots during COVID
Science News
2.18.2021

Autism genetics study, aiming to increase Black representation, pivots during COVID

Minority communities overall are not well-represented in current autism genetics research populations. (Autism Speaks supported the initial Autism
How to best support students with autism in a virtual learning environment
Advocacy News
2.12.2021

The Texas Education Agency has rolled out Supplemental Special Education Services for students with autism

The Texas Education Agency has rolled out a program for families to support students for educational resources needed to address the impact of COVID
Autism Speaks Coaches Powering Forward
News
2.11.2021

Autism Speaks Coaches Powering Forward brings NCAA basketball coaches, broadcasters and fans together to increase understanding and acceptance for people with autism

NCAA Basketball coaches, teams and fans across the country will display their support for the autism community by wearing Autism Speaks puzzle-piece
Image of Autism Speaks logo with the words below it that read, Autism and COVID Vaccines, January 27tth, 2021
Science News
1.29.2021

Autism Speaks, CDC and partners answer COVID vaccine questions for the autism community 

Autism Speaks hosted the CDC’s Georgina Peacock, M.D., and the presidents of the Autism Society of America and Autism Science Foundation on Wednesday
How to cope with disrupted personal routines during COVID-19
Science News
1.29.2021

WHO names Caregiver Skills Training program in tool kit for Universal Health Coverage

The WHO has included the Caregiver Skills Training program, a tool for supporting people with developmental delays, as part of its Universal Health
How to cope with disrupted personal routines during COVID-19
Science News
1.29.2021

Study finds higher COVID death rate for Californians with disabilities and in skilled nursing facilities

In a December study about the impact of COVID-19 in California for people with disabilities, researchers found that risk of COVID infection was linked
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

Click here to read about how the Department of Veterans Affairs is including vital autism care in insurance coverage for families of disabled veterans
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,