Other Autism News
Thursday, March 30, 2017
On this World Autism Awareness Day, let us all play a part in changing attitudes towards persons with autism and in recognizing their rights as citizens, who, like everyone else, are entitled to claim those rights and make decisions for their lives in accordance with their own will and preferences.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
It’s been nearly three months since Joshua Gordon took the reins as director of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). In that time, Gordon has made it clear that one of his top priorities will be ‘circuit science’ — investigations into the clusters of neurons that underlie certain behaviors.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Children with autism, like people with all types of disabilities, need opportunities to grow and gain independence.
April 1, 2016
The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network is an active surveillance system that provides estimates of the prevalence and characteristics of ASD among children aged 8 years whose parents or guardians reside in 11 ADDM Network sites in the United States (Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin).
April 2, 2015
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today launched a Call to Action inviting businesses to make concrete commitments to employ persons with autism. The Call was made at an event at United Nations Headquarters in observance of World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April, where the Secretary-General was joined by business leaders from Microsoft, SAP and Towers Watson, among others.
April 2, 2015
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION. On World Autism Awareness Day, our Nation recognizes all those around the globe who live on the autism spectrum. We celebrate the countless ways they strengthen our communities and enrich our world -- and we reaffirm their fundamental rights to participate fully in society, live with respect, and achieve their greatest potential.