The Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders is helping Missouri businesses create autism-friendly venues and workplaces. Read more.
Co-Founder of Autism Speaks Bob Wright has a new book coming out in March 29 on how he went from NBC to Autism Speaks! 50 percent of proceeds from his book will go back to support our mission. Pre-order your book today here.
Currently, 81% of adults with autism live with their aging parents. While there are many organizations and alliances dedicated to making the search for housing and community living easier, a major breakthrough that meets the escalating demand for homes and supports for those with autism is needed.
Autism Speaks is sponsoring the Autism Speaks House to Home Prize to bring about this breakthrough. Learn more and participate in the challenge here.
Teenage autism advocate and Westfield High School junior Alex Jackman, whose video "A Teen’s Guide to Understanding and Communicating with People with Autism" has won awards at film festivals throughout the country, was recently chosen as a Choice Changemaker through Scholastic and received a Points of Light Award for her work running monthly socials for teens with special needs. Read more. Watch her award-winning video at the bottom of this page.
Though navigating the maze of therapies and resources remains a challenge, today’s families have more options than ever thanks to a generation of trailblazing parents who refused to let their autistic children be forgotten. Read more.
An Orlando children's hospital is piloting a new program to reduce stress for children with Autism when they visit the emergency room. The program will provide private, quieter waiting areas for families, headphones, eliminate unnecessary loud equipment, and speed up waiting times for medication and tests. Read more here.
There is less than one month remaining until the submission deadline for the Autism Speaks House to Home Prize. In order to answer any remaining questions you may have, we will be hosting a 1-hour webinar on Thursday, February 11th, at 8:30 am Pacific Time (11:30 am Eastern) (GMT-8:00). During this session we will review the challenge guidelines and do a walkthrough of how to submit your entry on the HeroX website. Participants will also be able to submit questions during the presentation. To register for this webinar, click here and follow the instructions.