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Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

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Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

    Health disparities in the Black autistic community

    Health disparities in the Black autistic community

    In this episode we’ll discuss health disparities in the Black autistic community. In 2020 the CDC reported that for the first time, autism prevalence was the same for Black and white children but Black children are still diagnosed later, delaying critical early intervention services. To discuss this health disparity, we’ve gathered a panel of some influential voices in the Black autistic community.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Practical financial tips to help plan for the future

    Practical financial tips to help plan for the future

    In this episode, we’ll talk about some financial topics that are important for families in the autism community and offer some helpful advice with Financial Planner, Andrew Komarow.

    This episode is brought to you thanks to Truist Bank and the Truist Foundation.

    • 12 min
    Know your voting rights

    Know your voting rights

    In this episode we’ll be talking about voting.

    According to Rutgers University, in 2020, over 35 million eligible voters will be people with disabilities. That figure jumps to over 62 million eligible voters when you count family members in the same household. But unfortunately, the turnout rate for voters with disabilities is lower than that of people without disabilities.

    You'll hear from voters in the autism community talking about why their, and your, vote matters.

    • 15 min
    Autistic baseball player makes history

    Autistic baseball player makes history

    For many autistic people, discovering their interests can lead to a world of possibilities. In this episode, you’ll learn the story of Tarik El-Abour. In 2018 he made headlines when he signed a professional minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals. He was being hailed as the first autistic professional baseball player.

    Major League Baseball has been a long-time supporter of the autism community and now there is a new way that the MLB and the cause have collided. Lids is the largest brick-and-mortar retailer for the MLB and they have teamed up with Autism Speaks for a very special campaign. Lids stores are selling custom Autism Speaks caps with messages of love and kindness.

    Lids Chairman and CEO Tom Ripley, discusses his personal connection to the campaign.

    • 13 min
    The power of animated characters with Rob Paulsen

    The power of animated characters with Rob Paulsen

    If you were a child of the 90s, then you've definitely heard voice artist Rob Paulsen. He's voiced iconic characters in shows like "Animaniacs," "Pinky and the Brain," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and many more. In this episode, Rob talks about how meeting his autistic fans over the years has given his life and career a new purpose. You'll also hear from one of Rob's biggest fans as well as Adam Wilson, a dad who is trying to make comic conventions more autism-friendly for fans like his son, Logan.

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    • 21 min
    A mother's intuition leads to early intervention and hope

    A mother's intuition leads to early intervention and hope

    In this episode you’ll meet the Mullen family which consists of partners Lauren and Colleen and their three-year-old twin sons, Callan and Brennan - both boys are on the autism spectrum. Colleen and Lauren, describe when they first noticed the signs of autism and how early intervention and a surprise revelation gave them hope.

    • 8 min

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