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Press Release
7.27.2020

SickKids researchers find new genes and variations linked to autism using Autism Speaks’ MSSNG data

NEW YORK (July 27, 2020) – Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) uncovered new genetic changes and specific genes linked to autism
Autism Research Community COVID-19 Task Force
Press Release
5.20.2020

Autism Research Community COVID-19 Task Force

NEW YORK -- Autism Speaks, in partnership with the Autism Science Foundation (ASF), working together with the International Society for Autism
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.
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
Autism Speaks Celebrity Chef Gala 2019
Press Release
10.14.2019

Autism Speaks Celebrity Chef Gala 2019

World-class chefs channel their culinary talents for a cause at 13th annual Autism Speaks Celebrity Chef Gala, raising vital funds for research,
Press Release
10.9.2019

Autism Speaks elects Oxford Properties VP Adam Frazier to national board

“Adam has distinguished himself in the business world, while maintaining a deep commitment to his family and community,” said Autism Speaks Board
Tulika Prasad and son Vedant holding a sing saying why they care about Autism CARES
Press Release
9.19.2019

Autism Speaks applauds the passage of the Autism CARES Act of 2019

Autism Speaks applauds the final passage of the Autism CARES Act of 2019 (H.R.1058). The bill now goes to the President’s desk for his signature.
Map of United States with all states shaded green to indicate all 50 states' coverage of autism. States and year of initial reform listed at bottom.
Press Release
8.2.2019

Autism Speaks commends Tennessee as it becomes 50th state requiring that insurance plans cover autism

Reforms eliminate restrictions and gaps in coverage of medically necessary autism care
Sesame Street Julia
Press Release
7.23.2019

The Ad Council and Autism Speaks partner with Sesame Workshop to encourage early screening for autism in new multimedia public service campaign

NEW YORK (JULY 23, 2019) – Though autism can be reliably diagnosed as early as age 18 months, most children aren’t diagnosed until between 4 and
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Press Release
6.25.2019

Autism Speaks commends advancement of the Autism CARES Act of 2019

U.S. House of Representatives holds hearing on bipartisan legislation to fund autism research, services and training benefiting individuals and
Press Release
4.12.2019

CDC findings suggest that ASD is more prevalent than indicated by the latest 1 in 59 CDC estimate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released the findings of a 2019 study on the prevalence and characteristics of autism
Julia Ad Council PSA
Press Release
4.1.2019

Autism Speaks aims to create a more inclusive world for the 70 million people with autism through new World Autism Month efforts

New resources and public awareness campaign introduced in both English and Spanish with goal to help lower the age of autism diagnosis and empower
Press Release
2.8.2019

Autism Speaks commends congressional action to reauthorize Autism CARES Act

Legislation receives bipartisan support to fund autism research, monitoring and services benefiting individuals and families affected by autism
Press Release
2.4.2019

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
Press Release
1.18.2019

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
Press Release
9.4.2018

Partner Stories

Alpha Xi Delta Alpha Xi Delta’s members demonstrate commitment to support Autism Speaks’ mission nationwide, raising $8 million for
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