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The goal of autism research is to make discoveries that improve the lives of autistic people and their families. But according to Liz Pellicano, Ph.D., there is often a gap between the research lab and autistic people’s daily lives. autismspeaks.org/science-news/i…
According to the report, one important consideration when thinking about delivering quality care for autistic people is the heterogeneity, or diversity, of autism. autismspeaks.org/science-news/i…
"Like many other parents of nonspeaking autistic children, I have had imaginary conversations with him many times over the years, and I wonder what he would tell me if he could speak." autismspeaks.org/blog/reflectin…
Our Autism Response Team (ART) is an information line for the autism community. Our team members are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to autistic people and their families. autismspeaks.org/autism-respons…
Have questions about autism or need help finding local resources? Our Autism Response Team can help. Contact them in English or in Spanish. autismspeaks.org/blog/10-ways-a…
Parents and caregivers of children with autism have a new tool in their tool box: a video training series to help them support their child’s development at home. youtube.com/playlist?list=…
Did you know, while you shop like you normally do, Amazon will give to Autism Speaks on your behalf? Just shop using our link: smile.amazon.com/gp/ch/list/20-…
Tomorrow is the deadline for applications for our local impact grants. Encourage your local autism service providers to apply! autismspeaks.org/press-release/…
Help us spread the word that we are accepting local impact grant applications from autism service providers, now through May 16th. Encourage your local service providers to apply! autismspeaks.org/press-release/…
Today is the first day of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting. Each year, the conference disseminates the latest research on autism. Follow our homepage to keep up to date: autismspeaks.org/INSAR2022
Proposed legislation includes reinstatement of FDA ban on electrical stimulation devices to curb self-harming and aggressive behaviors. autismspeaks.org/advocacy-news/…
Please encourage your local autism service providers to apply for our local impact grants! Learn more here: bit.ly/3P4cp3T
The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting, the world’s largest gathering of autism researchers, is being held both virtually and in-person on May 11-14, 2022 in Austin, TX. autismspeaks.org/science-news/a…
These grants fund programs that provide autistic people of all ages with social and educational experiences that positively impact their daily lives and help them reach their full potential. Encourage your local service providers to apply! autismspeaks.org/news/autism-sp…
A single mom shares her story of strength, love and perseverance raising an autistic son. When Josh, was growing up, Martha faced many challenges finding him the services and supports he needed to overcome his speech delay and behavioral challenges. bit.ly/3vPZJG9
#MothersDay Paige experienced many challenges growing up autistic, but with the love & support of her mom, Stephanie, and her family and friends, she has blossomed into a funny, spunky 18-year-old with a deep love for art, writing and expressing herself. bit.ly/3kOC5n6
Tabitha's #MothersDay wish is that her 5-year-old daughter, Wilder, can be "unapologetically herself" today and every day. Wilder is a bright light full of energy, fun and love, according to her adoring mom. bit.ly/3MZCkrE
"Every day, Nolan leaves his house with a huge smile on his face, and he comes back home with that same smile. Although he cannot communicate how his day was, you can read his face and you can tell he is happy. To me, this is priceless." autismspeaks.org/profile/meet-n…
Meet De'Vante H. and his mom. De'Vante was diagnosed with autism in 1993 when he was just 18 months old. At the time, information about autism was hard to come by and obtaining the proper resources to help a newly diagnosed child was even more difficult. bit.ly/3MSvyDS
Wishing all the moms in the autism community a very happy Mother's Day! 💙 You are strong, incredible advocates for your children.s
"When Madison was first diagnosed, my husband and I were worried that she would never make friends, never be mainstreamed, never live independently, nor be able to lead a happy life. But today, Madison has exceeded our expectations" autismspeaks.org/profile/meet-m…
"We are not rich. Justin will not have 'Rain Man' accommodations someday. He will not have family to care for him, and will be in a group home, and will have to go out some days." autismspeaks.org/blog/why-i-wil…
To help bridge the language barrier, their son’s providers at University of CAND offered the Felipes several of the 24 Autism Speaks tool kits that have been translated into Spanish. autismspeaks.org/blog/spanish-r…
"This connected with me growing up on the autism spectrum from the aspect of being ‘normal.’ So many times people would judge me for things like constantly rubbing my hands together and because of that I tried to hide this characteristic from the world." bit.ly/3LqmrtR
Michael Gilbert is a special education attorney and autistic self advocate first diagnosed at age 18. He devotes his legal career to representing children with disabilities to ensure they get appropriate education. Hosts: @theautismcafe @PlanningAcross autismspeaks.org/podcast/adulti…
"But I also know that way back when he was still ensconced in my womb my constant mantra was please let him be happy, and healthy. To my everlasting delight the boy who finally likes vegetables is healthy, and most days I see evidence of happy too." autismspeaks.org/blog/i-hope-ha…
Janet Williams, mom to a son on the spectrum and outreach director for Autism Speaks, shares her thoughts on breaking down barriers to autism diagnosis and care and the importance of connecting with impacted families across the vast autism community. autismspeaks.org/blog/making-pr…
Meet Walter: “Kindness means everything to me as parent, it is a core value that I try to instill in my children and something that makes such a huge difference to these sweet souls we are raising.” autismspeaks.org/profile/meet-w…
"For those reading this today, I hope you will continue to share your story as well because we truly need you too if we want to break down barriers. By doing this you could potentially even be a role model one day." autismspeaks.org/blog/autism-on…
"I was about to brawl myself right out of this vacation before it even started. Then, he spoke: 'You know, you don’t have to keep him quiet for me. You can let him have fun. He’s not bothering anyone.'" autismspeaks.org/blog/moment-un…
FIRST LOOK: Ballpark Sensory Room, presented by The Hughes Center. The #BOTS🦦🤖 are for EVERYONE, and our ballpark now has a space dedicated to those with sensory sensitivities. All members of our community deserve to feel safe and welcome when they walk through the gatesUN
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"My parents might have thought I was destined for great things when I was younger, but even I can’t believe some of the things I’ve been able to do." autismspeaks.org/profile/meet-x…
"It’s a heavy responsibility, but we are our children’s eyes—and their educators. We must teach them to scan the room and notice the ones sitting alone."autismspeaks.org/blog/how-teach…
We invite you to join the virtual launch event for the @WHO Caregivers Skills Training, which will highlight features of the in-person and digital programs, & allow participants to understand how the program can be implemented to meet their needs. Join: autismspeaks.zoom.us/j/83019375976?…
"For people on the spectrum like myself, the feeling of wanting to be included is so overwhelming. I never got invited to stuff outside of school a lot because people thought I was weird and it wasn’t fair." autismspeaks.org/blog/i-want-in…
Our hearts go out to the family of incredible advocate, David Sarif. jta.org/2022/04/25/ny/…
Meet Dea: "I saw how just one person took action. And I thought, I want to give back to an organization that can help other people. So it was a natural for me to choose Autism Speaks." autismspeaks.org/profile/meet-d…
"There were so many questions I had about the diagnosis and it would have been amazing to have someone to talk to who had been through a similar journey." autismspeaks.org/blog/why-i-men…
"As my son turns 13, I reflect upon the years passed by. As compared to most, our joys and our challenges have been different in so many ways and surprisingly similar in just as many. Growing with my son has been heuristic."autismspeaks.org/blog/seven-les…
We only have 5 DAYS to ask our Representatives to sign-on to a letter in support of increased funding for autism research and services. Contact your House Rep TODAY at act.autismspeaks.org/site/Advocacy?…
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“We know he’s got so many more milestones ahead and we will be right by his side for all of them. Such a proud mother I am, to have a son who teaches me more about life than I could ever teach him.” autismspeaks.org/blog/autism-mo…
Family ECHO: Autism, was designed to build caregivers’ confidence in raising a child with autism through learning and discussion with experts and community members. autismspeaks.org/blog/family-ec…
The Great Wolf Lodge wants to help spread awareness, understanding, and acceptance of people with autism. Therefore, they offer a special blue version of the brand's signature wolf ears, available for a minimum five dollar donation to Autism Speaks. forbes.com/sites/jennifer…
Meet Xavier: "My parents might have thought I was destined for great things when I was younger, but even I can’t believe some of the things I’ve been able to do." autismspeaks.org/profile/meet-x…
"When Madison was first diagnosed, my husband and I were worried that she would never make friends, never be mainstreamed, never live independently, nor be able to lead a happy life. But today, Madison has exceeded our expectations." autismspeaks.org/profile/meet-m…
"People with autism have been able to accomplish some amazing intellectual feats that have benefited the world. I wish I had discovered my autism sooner. I love my autistic brain and accept the imbalances as part of the journey." autismspeaks.org/blog/our-own-w…
"CST helped me a lot. There were many things that I didn’t know before that I learned during the program. The truth is I would do it again if I could. There are many helpful tools that one doesn’t know are there to help your child." autismspeaks.org/blog/who-careg…
"Meet Tal Anderson, the young actor, filmmaker and disabilities advocate shining a spotlight on her fellow storytellers and highlighting the contributions of people with autism." @deliveringjobs goodmorningamerica.com/news/video/act…
We are now accepting applications for 2022 local impact grants! Autism service providers are encouraged to apply! Learn more: autismspeaks.org/autism-grants-…
Meet Owen: "He’s probably the kindest person I know. He loves to laugh because he just loves that sensation and that feeling of laughing. He has a great smile and he loves to use it." autismspeaks.org/profile/meet-o…
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