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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 Link

An Autism Speaks fellowship launched this young scientist’s groundbreaking research on the genetics of autism in girls and women – with implications that extend across the spectrum

Friday, July 1, 2016 Link

This blog was originally published by Nicole Jankowski and appeared in The Washington Post.

At 12 years old, he’s too big for his

Friday, July 1, 2016 Link

A Q&A with neurologist Jamie Capal of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center  

Febrile – or fever-induced – seizures are common in babies, and pediatricians rush to assure us that they don’t cause harm. Still, they can be very scary, and we frequently hear from parents

Thursday, June 30, 2016 Link

Amal El-Nageh, MPH, is the Program Evaluation and HR Specialist at JFCS of Greater Philadelphia.  JFCS of Greater Philadelphia is a social service agency that has offered a diverse array of services for more than 160 years. A key focus is on people living with disabilities. Our program brings educational, care management, supportive counselling and socialization opportunities to adults with ASD and support for their families.  Amal has worked with neurodiverse individuals for over 14 years, and is passionate about improving the quality of life of individuals diagnosed with

Thursday, June 30, 2016 Link

This post was shared with us by Janina Freeland, a mom to a daughter with autism. The story was originally shared in Women's Running magazine. Do you enjoy running? Join us and participate in a Team Up! With Autism Speaks 5K, 10K, half marathon, or more!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Link

The post below is by Lisa Smith, the mother of seven children, two with special needs. Her son Tate has autism. Lisa blogs about her experiences and can be found on Facebook at Quirks and Chaos or at

In the past twelve years I have heard, “autism? What’s that?” from more than a few people. And I’ve patiently answered. After all, twelve years ago I had almost no idea what

Lisa Smith
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Link

Study shows good results from ECHO Autism – innovative training for doctors in communities without autism specialists 

Friday, June 24, 2016 Link

A Q&A with our experts on a new mouse study that suggests a common probiotic might ease some autism symptoms 

Thursday, June 23, 2016 Link

This blog post was written by Kathy Hooven, mother to a son with autism.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Link

This blog post was written by Kathy Hooven, mother to a son with autism.