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March 16, 2012

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Light It Up Blue on April 2

Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2

Join Autism Speaks in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 and Light It Up Blue to help shine a light on autism. Whether it's your front porch or your local city hall, an office party or a banquet, the whole world is going blue to increase awareness about autism. More than 6500 people have already pledged, now it's your turn. It only takes a moment.


In Their Own Words: I Heart Sara

In this 'In Their Own Words', Hannah Brown describes the bond autism can create between friends.


Autism Speaks Awards Over $1.1 Million in Research Grants

Six new research projects will tackle urgent issues including proposed "DSM-5" changes to the definition and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

Help Redesign the Resource Guide

We need your help to redesign the Resource Guide! Your input is critical in influencing the next version of the Resource Guide, our way of helping you find the local resources you need. Yes, it's a long survey, but please give us your honest input and insights here.

Michigan Autism Insurance On the Move

A four-year campaign to enact autism insurance reform has won its biggest victory to date by winning Senate passage. The House needs to approve and send the bills to Gov. Rick Snyder who has pledged to sign them.

2012 Walk Season Kicks Off in Florida

The 2012 Walk season began in the great state of Florida kicked off with events in Miami and Palm Beach. Both walks were a success, drawing big crowds and raising funds for Autism Speaks' mission. Read more and see photos. Visit walknowforautismspeaks.org to find a Walk in your area.

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 Month in Review – Autism Speaks February 2012 Impact
Tommy Hilfiger Print Ad Released by Ad Council and BBDO
7 Ways to Light Up Your College Campus Blue!
Brain Parade brings developers together for Autism Speaks
Kerry Magro is 'Lighting It Up Blue' in Kerry's Korner videoblog

Coming Soon

March 18, 21, 24, 29, April 1 Chicago Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-offs (Chicago Area)

March 24 Facing Autism Presents Acts of Love (Atherton, Calif.)

March 31 Autism Speaks Salutes Military Families (New York, N.Y.)

April 2 World Autism Awareness Day


  Launching 'Move the Needle'

Reducing the average age of diagnosis and expanding access to effective early interventions

Reflections on Autism's Rise

John Robison provides perspective on Autism Speaks-CDC meeting results

Could Earlier Treatment Have Prevented My Child's Autism?

Discussing new interventions for babies in the "Got Questions?" blog

My Kid Won't Swallow Meds!

Help from an ATN nurse practitioner in the "Got Questions" blog



  Holly Robinson Peete: Advocate

Holly rallies state advocates

Insurance Concerns Idenitified

Autism Speaks, MedClaims Liaison partner on survey

Peter Bell Joins White House Panel

Sworn in to Disabilities Council


Family Services

  Resource Guide

Find Local Resources

Health and Wellness

A guide to healthy living for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families
Family Support Tool Kits

Advice and support for parents, siblings, grandparents and friends



  Celebrity-filled Event in San Francisco

Acts of Love in Bay Area

International Technology Conference

Autism Speaks and Fundación Orange to host first International Conference on Innovative Technologies in Spain

Autism Speaks Honors Military Families

March 31 Event at Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Complex in New York City

Toys"R"Us Children's Pledges $1 million to 2014 Special Olympics

Will provide opportunities for children, ages 2-7


Get Involved

  Team Up! with Autism Speaks

Compete in endurance events and raise funds for Autism Speaks

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Planned Giving

Learn more about bequests and planned gifts


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