Autism Speaks welcomes five new sites to the Autism Care Network

August 16, 2022

The Autism Speaks Autism Care Network is the first and only learning health system of its kind focused on bringing better autism care to communities, faster. Autism Speaks is proud to announce that five academic medical centers in the U.S. are joining the Network, raising the total number of sites in this groundbreaking partnership to 25.  

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The new sites include:  

  • Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL 
  • Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME 
  • State University of New York, Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY 
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Marcus Center) in Atlanta, GA 
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA 

“We are thrilled to have such an impressive group of medical centers joining the Network. Their expertise and leadership will accelerate our vision of a world where all individuals with autism spectrum disorder can achieve optimal health and quality of life,” says Donna Murray, vice president of clinical programs at Autism Speaks. 

Working within a consortium of premier clinical hospitals, Autism Care Network sites share real-time data, participate in ongoing learning, and communicate their research discoveries across the Network, empowering a community of providers and researchers to innovate autism care.  

By bringing together health care teams, researchers and families across sites, the Autism Care Network accelerates the implementation of research findings into the clinic, transforming how care is developed and delivered for people with autism and their families. 

Network sites benefit from access to the most advanced, real-time innovation in the field—and better opportunities to provide for their patients and communities. 

Learn more: 

Autism Speaks launches the Autism Care Network to improve autism care across North America 

The Autism Care Network works to improve mental health among autistic youth