Toddler with Autism Surprises Mom with Spelling, Math abilities

A Tennessee boy may not speak but he has started communicating via a play mat his grandmother bought at a yard sale and it's revelaing some hidden talents.

Study Provides ‘Formula’ for Predicting Effects of Autism-linked Genes

Research co-funded by Autism Speaks promises to improve early identification of autism and identify biological targets for treatment.

World Health Assembly Adopts Resolution on Autism

Governing body of World Health Organization makes autism a global health priority with formal resolution that brings commitments by all member nations.

Autism Speaks Hosts the 2nd Annual Meeting of its Global Advocacy Leadership Network

International dignitaries and stakeholders unite to discuss autism in New York

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News

Date: May 27, 2014
Jared, a high school freshman with autism, recently got to meet the anchors of his favorite online program at his school. More...
Date: May 27, 2014
A Tennessee boy may not speak but has started communicating via a play mat his grandmother bought at a yard sale. More...
Date: May 26, 2014
The fun-filled family event raised $158,000! More...
Date: May 26, 2014
Autism Speaks salutes the men and women who have given their lives to protect the United States. More...
Date: May 25, 2014
Research co-funded by Autism Speaks promises to improve early identification of autism and identify biological targets for treatment More...
Date: May 23, 2014
The family drama chronicles Ricky’s journey of self-discovery while his immigrant mother struggles to search for him. More...
Date: May 23, 2014
Governing body of World Health Organization makes autism a global health priority, with commitments by all member nations More...
Date: May 23, 2014
The boy apparently walked out of school after lunch and made his way home crossing 2 streets alone. More...
Date: May 23, 2014
New York's Westchester Medical Center faces $3 million lawsuit over claims a nurse slapped a nine-year-old boy with autism. More...

Research

Daily news coverage and perspective from the Int'l Meeting for Autism Research, May 14-17, in Atlanta.
Explore our research news column, expert advice blogs and science initiatives on the Autism Speaks science page.
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Official Blog Posts

Friday, May 30, 2014
Advice from a mom and two psychologists with first-hand experience helping individuals on the spectrum find their special talents More...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Lorri Unumb offers some reflections on the freedoms enjoyed by advocates in the United States. More...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Kerry Magro wrote a piece for Autism After 16 about whether enough attention is paid to adults with autism who wander from safety. More...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Advice and perspective in the Autism Speaks “Food for Thought” blog More...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Community Grant helps fund a program to create training programs that support adults and "peer pals" who work with youth with autism. More...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Nicole, a mother of a 11-year-old on the autism spectrum, discusses her experience attending Minnesota Twins Autism Awareness Game More...

Family Services

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A 2012 study confirmed what many parents know well: Wandering by children with autism is common, dangerous and puts More...
Download the 100 Day Kit here! The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit and the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool More...

Advocacy News

Date: May 22, 2014
TRICARE reforms included in new Defense bill; Senate is next More...
Date: May 20, 2014
Illinois Congressman attended Chicago Walk More...
Date: May 20, 2014
House Oversight Committee examines government's response to autism More...
Date: May 20, 2014
U.S. territory joins 37 states and DC to have acted More...
Date: May 19, 2014
Class action settlement includes $3.5 million fund to reimburse past claims More...