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mother holding her toddler aged daughter with autism
Advocacy News
3.30.2020

Autism Speaks comment submitted encouraging the Department of Labor to provide paid sick leave for family caregivers impacted by COVID-19

The following regulatory comment was submitted by Autism Speaks on March 29, 2020. Autism Speaks strongly urges the Department to provide
Estimated Autism Prevalence
Press Release
3.26.2020

CDC estimate on autism prevalence increases by nearly 10 percent, to 1 in 54 children in the U.S.

Autism rates have increased by 10% to 1 in 54 children being diagnosised with ASD by age 8, according to a new release by the CDC.
covid-19 virus
Advocacy News
3.24.2020

Priorities for the Autism Community During this Time of Crisis

To address the effects of COIVD-19 on individuals and families, we are advocating for policymakers to quickly provide assistance to individuals on the
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Advocacy News
3.21.2020

Autism Speaks Provides Urgent Feedback on Federal Coronavirus Bill (S.3548)

Educational accommodations and protections for individuals with disabilities, including many students on the autism spectrum, have been hard-fought
How to cope with disrupted family routines during COVID-19
News
3.20.2020

How to cope with disrupted family routines during COVID-19

School closures are now widespread as part of the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While these are critical steps to protect the health of
how to handle clinical care during closures due to Coronavirus
Science News
3.17.2020

How to handle clinical care during social distancing and school/program closures

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health care system is adapting to social distancing and moving to telemedicine. Use these tips to prepare for this
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Science News
3.4.2020

What should the autism community know about the coronavirus outbreak?

Help prevent the spread of coronavirus by using these recommendations from the CDC. We care deeply about the well-being of our community, and we urge
autism and sleep: Autism Speaks endorses sleep guidelines for children with autism 
Science News
2.20.2020

Autism Speaks endorses sleep guidelines for children with autism 

Sleep problems are one of the most common reported medical conditions in children and teens with autism, affecting more than half the population. The
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News
2.10.2020

Celebrating 15 years of progress, Autism Speaks unveils reimagined visual identity and effort to make 2020 its “Year of Kindness”

NEW YORK - Today, Autism Speaks celebrates its 15th birthday by unveiling a reimagined visual identity and launching a commitment to make 2020 the
Together with NCAA coaches, broadcasters and fans, Autism Speaks promotes understanding and acceptance of people with autism through Coaches Powering Forward initiative
News
1.30.2020

Together with NCAA coaches, broadcasters and fans, Autism Speaks promotes understanding and acceptance of people with autism through Coaches Powering Forward initiative

To share their commitment to creating a more inclusive world for people with autism – and to inspire fans to do the same – college basketball
Identical twins with autism differ significantly in severity of social traits
Science News
1.14.2020

Identical twins with autism differ significantly in severity of social traits

Genetics study suggests autism severity varies across identical twins, indicating that environmental influences on genes play a large role in the
Advocates and researchers discuss solutions to reduce autism health care disparities
Science News
1.7.2020

Advocates and researchers discuss solutions to reduce autism health care disparities

Jim Ronyak and his wife drove their son 176 miles, each way, every weekend to receive services when they lived on the Colville Reservation in
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News
12.20.2019

NFL Players support Autism Speaks during 'My Cause My Cleats' campaign

The proceeds from these auctions will help drive our mission to promote solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of
Autism Speaks has a new strategic plan for science
Science News
12.9.2019

Autism Speaks hosts experts and advocates to address health disparities in autism

Autism Speaks will host autism researchers, public health leaders, government officials, self-advocates and family advocates on Dec. 10 and 11 in
We Are Employable
Press Release
10.22.2019

Introducing Delivering Jobs

Delivering Jobs Campaign to Create Pathways to One Million Employment and Leadership Opportunities by 2025 for People with Autism, Intellectual and/or
Thought Leadership Summit
Science News
10.17.2019

Autism researcher presents findings on self-determination in planning for transition to adulthood

Special education professor Kerrie Shogren, Ph.D., shared her work on the role of self-determination in supporting autistic people as they transition
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