Today 1 in 36 children in the US is diagnosed with autism.*
What Makes Us Unique
Autism Speaks' effort fuel innovative research and critical lifelong supports and services.
How We Help
Autism Speaks has funded nearly $150M, primarily in scientific grants, resulting in an additional $396M of publicly-sourced autism-related funding.
*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prevalence estimates are for 3 years prior to the report date (e.g. 2023 figures are from 2020)
Autism and COVID Vaccines
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, January 27 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern Time
Have questions about the COVID vaccine?
Join Autism Speaks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Autism Society of America and the Autism Science Foundation for an informational webinar about COVID vaccinations for people with autism. Panelists will offer information about the impact of COVID on the autism community, why vaccines are important for protecting autistic people and where to find information about your state’s rollout plan. Attendees will also have the opportunity to submit questions to the moderator.
Moderator: Stuart Spielman, Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Autism Speaks
Dr. Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director, Division of Human Development and Disability, CDC
Arun Karpur, Director of Data Science, Autism Speaks
Christopher Banks, President and CEO, Autism Society of America
Alison Singer, President, Autism Science Foundation