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Calls to Action


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

January 29, 2016

Our experts provide perspective on new research linking diabetes and obesity during pregnancy with increased risk of autism

January 28, 2016

Researchers prevent mouse pups from developing autism-like behaviors that otherwise occur in mice after maternal infection during pregnancy

January 27, 2016

Autism Speaks and Grand Challenges Canada co-sponsor major rollout of innovative program to deliver autism services in underserved regions

November 16, 2015

The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, interviewed David Kearon, director of adult services at Autism Speaks about pushing adults with autism to work in tech.