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September 18, 2015

Q&A with author of new study on autism and gluten/casein-free diet

Earlier this week, we reported on the findings of the first carefully controlled study of how a gluten-free and casein-free (GFCF) diet might benefit children who have autism. This small study found no improvement in behavioral or bowel symptoms. Read more.

Autism Speaks statement following Republican debate

The issue of autism took center stage during last night's Republican presidential debate, and it must remain at the forefront of the national dialogue. There are millions of Americans affected by autism, many of whom are in need of better treatments, supports and services, and deserve more research on the cause of autism. Read the full statement here.

Vote to change the future for people with autism

Microsoft is awarding a $50,000 grant to a global charity that receives the most votes on social media through the #UpgradeYourWorldUSA competition. We need YOUR HELP to win this grant that will help us further our mission to change the future for people with autism spectrum disorders. Find out how to participate here.

Indiana library plays autism-friendly movies

A year ago, employees at the Monroe County Public Library said they noticed a trend in requests from patrons: Where were the movie nights for children with autism? Read more at the Indiana Daily Student.

US and Canadian institutes link 'big data' to drive autism research

New partnerships links large autism research databases of National Institute of Mental Health and Canada’s Ontario Brain Institute. Read more.

Calling all innovative thinkers: Announcing the Autism Speaks House to Home Prize!

We are excited to announce the pre-launch phase of the Autism Speaks House to Home incentive prize! Autism Speaks is offering $150,000 in prizes for breakthrough ideas in housing and residential supports for adults with autism! Read more about the prize here. 

Free webinar on discoveries in brain technology and autism

The Society for Neuroscience and the American Brain Coalition invite researchers and the general public to a free webinar, “New Discoveries in Brain Technology: The Potential of the BRAIN Initiative,” on Thursday Sept. 24th, at 1 pm Eastern. Read more and register here. 

Check out our “In Our Own Words: Living on the Spectrum” blog series!

The In Our Own Words blog series highlights people with autism and their stories through their perspectives. Have a story about growing up with autism? Submit your blog here

New "Ties That Bind" blog series!

The “Ties That Bind” blog series highlights the shared experiences that people in the autism community have had. These stories can range from anything from getting your child’s first autism diagnosis, going to the dentist, bullying, getting a haircut and much more! Submit your blog here.

Watch: Women diagnosed with autism late tell their stories