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'Good' Bacteria Ease Autism-like Behaviors in Mouse Model


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Autism Speaks and Guardian Angels Join Forces On Search Efforts During Autism Wandering Incidents

Autism Speaks and the Guardian Angels have formed a partnership to address wandering in the autism community and to provide assistance with finding missing people with autism.

In Our Own Words: 'I'm Here for You'

Kerry writes about how being there for one another can have a lasting impact on our autism community.

Gene Change Plus Prenatal Exposure to Pollution Ups Autism Risk

Study documents first clear example of gene-environment interactions in autism.

Study Finds Sensory Integration Benefits Children with Autism

Study backs parent reports that sensory integration therapy improves daily function.

Autism Speaks and New York Collaborates for Autism Host Winter Ball

A star-studded event at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art raised funds in support of autism research and services. Christopher Duffley, a young boy on the autism spectrum who is also blind, stole the show with his performance of "Lean On Me". Watch it here. Plus, hear actress Allison Williams' moving stories about a close family friend on the spectrum here.

Senate Vote Looms On TRICARE

Urge your Senators to vote YES for better care for military kids.

Heart of Autism: Talented Jewelry Designer Supports Autism Speaks!

Meet Bill Franklin, a 19-year-old high school senior on the autism spectrum. Bill creates beautiful jewelry and sells it on his Etsy site. He generously donates part of the proceeds to Autism Speaks. "I love to make people happy and people seem to love my jewelry."

Your Dollars @ Work: New Blog Series Highlights Successes of Autism Speaks Grant Recipients

We are very excited to launch Your Dollars @ Work!, a blog series highlighting the important work of past recipients of Autism Speaks grants. We hope these posts give you a glimpse into the amazing impact your generous donations have on the lives of individuals with autism of all ages. The first post highlights a program that involved successful self-advocates serving as role models for youth with autism.

Tis the season....to shop at Toys"R"Us!

2013 was the seventh consecutive year of our partnership with Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us, which proudly serve as the North American sponsor of Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Since our partnership began in 2007, Autism Speaks has received more than $18 million through money raised during the in-store and online fundraising campaigns, donations from the Toys"R"Us Children's Fund and Toys"R"Us, Inc. Because of their continued support, Autism Speaks has been able to fund critical research and help families today struggling with an autism spectrum disorder.

The Toys"R"Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids and Ten Toys That Speak To Autism are great resources to help with your selection of the perfect gift for your loved one this holiday season. Happy Shopping!

This Week on the Autism Speaks Blog

Check out this week's top posts and subscribe to the Autism Speaks Blog to receive an e-mail containing the day's stories.

Jacob and his Piano
Nothing But Smiles: My Son Meets Imagine Dragons
Study Finds Sensory Integration Therapy Benefits Children with Autism
Autistic and Chasing My College Dream Part 1
My Son's Debut with The NY Jets


'Good' Bacteria Ease Autism-like Behaviors in Mouse Model

Study supports links between autism and gut abnormalities; potential for probiotic treatment

Oxytocin for Treating Autism? Not So Fast…

Perspective from Autism Speaks senior vice president for medical research

Autism Awareness at World Meeting of Disabilities

Autism Speaks plays prominent role at Latin America's first disabilities conference

Parents Seek Help Recognizing Dyslexia in Child with Autism

Perspective from Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network


More Employers Adding Autism Benefits

14 of Fortune Top 100 voluntarily cover ABA

Does Your Insurance Cover ABA?

Find out with our new interactive web tool

Autism Speaks Responds to GAO Report

Renews call for tight oversight on federal research spending

The Affordable Care Act and Your State

A quick look at autism, Medicaid coverage

Family Services

Students with Autism from Animation Studio Landing Hollywood Gigs

The work of four students from Exceptional Minds, a vocational program in California, is featured in the upcoming film American Hustle.

Going Out to Eat

Tips and tools to help your family enjoy the restaurant experience that can often be difficult for families affected by autism.

Apps for Autism

A list of helpful apps for various devices recommended to us by families and professionals in the autism community.


Malls Host Autism-Friendly Visits with Santa

A report on autism-friendly events at malls where children with autism can take photos with Santa

Who Rescued Who: Dog Helps Boy with Autism Find His Voice

Xena, a rescue dog, has become a wonderful companion for Johnny, an 8-year-old boy with autism.

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