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January 4, 2013

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2012: The Year in Science

In her annual letter to our community, Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson, Ph.D., reflects on an unprecedented year of research progress.

New Research Grants Awarded

Autism Speaks awarded $4.8 million to advance understanding and treatment. Grants were funded in the areas of environmental science, innovative business projects, as well as basic and clinical research. Learn more about the new studies.


In Their Own Words: Welcome to the Club

Jess welcomes newly diagnosed families to 'the club,' while reminding existing members they are not alone in this 'In Their Own Words' post.


Obama Signs Military Kids Bill

This one-year pilot program will provide ABA coverage for all military families. The push for permanent coverage will resume with the new Congress. Learn more.

Hundreds of iPads Sent to Financially Disadvantaged Families

Last month, Autism Speaks awarded 651 iPads to individuals with autism throughout the United States. During the weeklong application cycle, we received over 12,000 applications. We have received wonderful feedback from the lucky recipients, as well as previous iPad recipients. Sign up for our Family Services Community Connections newsletter to stay tuned for the next iPad grant announcement!

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

The Days In Between
Autism Talk TV 23 - How to Join a Social Circle
OREOS - A New Currency
My Name is David
USA Bobsled & Skeleton Entering Fourth Year of Partnership with Autism Speaks


  World's Largest Autism Research Project

Autism Speaks playing a pivotal role in EU-AIMS

AAP Webinar on Autism

Webinar features presentations from leading autism experts

Discrete Trial Training

An explanation of this teaching technique on the 'Got Questions?' blog



  Ohio Acts on Autism Benefits

Gov. Kasich adds coverage to health insurance exchange, offers benefits to state employees

Keep Banging the Drum

A video recap of the Congressional hearing on autism

Harvard, BU Hit on Insurance

ARICA supporters fail to cover own employees

The Vagaries of Autism Insurance

NY Times interviews Dan, Lorri Unumb


Family Services


Grants for families during times of crisis

Community Grants

Funding to build the field of services for individuals with autism in education, recreation, and adult services

Technology Central

How can technology help you? Check out our webinars, apps, news, blogs and more!


  Point of Hope and Autism Speaks Holiday Event

Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams and his wife Amy host event for families affected by Hurricane Sandy


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Planned Giving

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