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Mar 26, 2020, 13:05 ET CDC estimate on autism prevalence increases by nearly 10 percent, to 1 in 54 children in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released today its biennial update of autism's estimated prevalence among the nation's children, ...


Feb 11, 2020, 08:00 ET Celebrating 15 years of progress, Autism Speaks unveils reimagined visual identity and effort to make 2020 its "Year of Kindness"

Today, Autism Speaks celebrates its 15th birthday by unveiling a reimagined visual identity and launching a commitment to make 2020 the "Year of...


Sep 19, 2019, 18:47 ET Autism Speaks applauds the passage of the Autism CARES Act of 2019

Autism Speaks applauds the final passage of the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act of 2019 (Autism CARES Act...


Sep 03, 2019, 13:27 ET Autism Speaks and Lids team up for "Lids Gives" initiative, unveiling limited-edition collection of on-site embroidery for hats and caps

Lids Sports Group, the largest retail seller of hats and licensed sports product in North America, today announced a new initiative with Autism...


Apr 01, 2019, 16:00 ET Autism Speaks aims to create a more inclusive world for the 70 million people with autism through new World Autism Month efforts

During World Autism Month, Autism Speaks is inviting people around the globe to create a more inclusive world for the 70 million people with autism...


Jan 18, 2019, 13:17 ET Autism Speaks elects three business leaders to its national board

Autism Speaks, which is dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span for people with autism and their families,...


Oct 10, 2018, 07:38 ET Autism Speaks Celebrity Chef Gala brings more than 70 top chefs to Cipriani Wall Street

More than 70 of America's most accomplished chefs created their signature appetizers, entrees and desserts Tuesday night at the Autism Speaks...


Sep 27, 2018, 20:56 ET Dave Grohl Steps Up to Headline Autism Speaks' "Into The Blue" Gala on October 4th at The Beverly Hills Hotel

Dave Grohl, frontman for the multiple Grammy award-winning band Foo Fighters – and who headlined the Autism Speaks "Blue Jean Ball" in 2013 – returns ...


Apr 26, 2018, 01:55 ET CDC estimate on autism prevalence increases 15 percent, to 1 in 59 children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released its biennial update of autism's estimated prevalence among the nation's children, ...


Apr 12, 2018, 09:00 ET Indianapolis Colts Named Title Sponsor of the 5th Annual Light Up The Blues

The Indianapolis Colts have signed on as the title sponsor for the 5th Annual Light Up The Blues Concert—An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism...


Apr 02, 2018, 12:01 ET Autism Speaks Special Report and interactive Story Mosaic create a fuller picture of autism's diversity

How much do most people know about autism? Autism Speaks commissioned a national survey on myths, misconceptions and attitudes about autism spectrum...


Mar 31, 2016, 01:05 ET Autism Speaks: CDC Update On Autism Shows Gap Between Early Concerns And Formal Evaluation Risking A Delay In Intervention For Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released its newest estimate of autism prevalence among the nation's children. The report...


Jan 14, 2016, 12:30 ET Autism Speaks Names Angela Timashenka Geiger As President And CEO

Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that Angela Timashenka Geiger has been named president...


Nov 02, 2015, 01:19 ET Statement From Autism Speaks

Suzanne Wright, Autism Speaks Co-Founder and Board member, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Suzanne will take a leave of absence from her...


Aug 27, 2015, 08:30 ET Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala Will Feature 100 World-Class Chefs Celebrating the Organization's 10th Anniversary

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, brings to Los Angeles a unique...


May 01, 2015, 04:09 ET Autism Speaks Co-Founder Bob Wright To Step Down As Chairman Of The Board

Bob Wright, Co-Founder of Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, will step down as Chairman of the Board of...


Apr 13, 2015, 08:30 ET More Than 55,000 People Expected to Participate in the 13th Annual "Walk Now for Autism Speaks" at The Rose Bowl, April 18

More than 55,000 people are expected to unite for the 13th annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday,...


Feb 24, 2015, 01:00 ET Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle, The White Buffalo, Chris Stills And Very Special Guests Team Up For The 3rd Light Up The Blues Concert To Benefit Autism Speaks

Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Shawn Colvin, The White Buffalo, Steve Earle, Chris Stills and emcee Jack Black with many special guests, will return to...


Oct 10, 2013, 09:18 ET Dave Grohl to Headline Autism Speaks' Third Annual Blue Jean Ball, Presented by The Guess? Foundation, with Special Performances by James Durbin, Rick Springfield, Ryan Bingham, and The White Buffalo

Grammy® Award-winning music legend Dave Grohl will headline Autism Speaks' Third Annual BLUE JEAN BALL, presented by The GUESS? Foundation, on...


Sep 23, 2013, 05:31 ET Sound Off For Autism Speaks Returns with an All-Star Lineup: Cher, Jack Black, Peter Dinklage, Bryan Cranston, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Mark Hamill, Vin Scully, Michael Dorn and Adam West Lend their Voices to Fundraising Campaign

Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, announced today the launch of its second annual "Sound Off For Autism...


Sep 10, 2013, 04:01 ET Autism Speaks Third Annual BLUE JEAN BALL to Honor Chuck Saftler of FX Networks with Special Acoustic Performance by Dave Grohl

Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, proudly presents its third annual BLUE JEAN BALL, honoring Autism Speaks ...


Apr 05, 2013, 01:38 ET Crosby, Stills & Nash To Make Their Only 2013 Los Angeles Area Appearance On April 13 For The Light Up The Blues Concert - an Evening of Music Benefiting Autism Speaks At Club Nokia

Legendary trio Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) makes its only Los Angeles area performance this year on April 13 at Club Nokia for the Light Up The Blues ...


Mar 12, 2013, 10:01 ET The All-Star Light Up The Blues Concert -- An Evening Of Music Benefiting Autism Speaks, To Be Hosted By Kristen And Stephen Stills And Emceed By Jack Black At Club Nokia On April 13

Kristen and Stephen Stills are hosting the Light Up The Blues Concert—An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism...


Nov 19, 2011, 04:02 ET Autism Speaks Co-founders Call for U.S. Attorney Investigation and Waiver of State Open Record Law in Penn State Case

The co-founders of Autism Speaks, North America's largest autism advocacy organization, today called for the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate...


Sep 28, 2010, 10:38 ET Over 30,000 Walkers are Expected to Join Together at the Long Island Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Jones Beach State Park Raising Over $1,400,000

WHAT: Long Island Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a unique fundraising event which creates a safe and fun day for families who are affected with autism....