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Calls to Action


October 18, 2016

Benefit greatest in kids who have antibody that might block vitamin’s transport into brain cells – a potential indicator of who will respond to treatment

July 29, 2016

Autism Speaks-funded researcher Jacqueline Crawley will discuss the development of animal models that advance medicines development.

May 13, 2016

Autism Speaks fellow uses brain scan to show how gene activation reverses volume loss in parts of the brain affected by Rett syndrome, a genetic condition that usually includes autism

May 14, 2016

Mustafa Sahin discusses how fine-tuning clinical trials of tuberous sclerosis drugs can advance broader development of autism medicines

March 11, 2016

CDC researchers conclude that focusing resources on family support and healthcare is best way to promote children’s development

March 03, 2016

Autism Speaks applauds the Department of Education for its action to address inequality in special education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) aims to provide equity in the identification, placement, and discipline of all students with disabilities.

February 18, 2016

Defects in Shank3 gene affect around 1 percent of people with autism; findings suggest brain “rewiring” possible in adulthood