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April 27, 2012

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A scene from ABC's "What Would You Do?

Going Out to Eat

Going out to eat at a restaurant can be difficult for any family, but especially for the families of individuals with autism. Visit our Going Out to Eat page for tips and resources to help make dining out an enjoyable experience for everyone! Plus, Lisa Goring offers her personal perspective on ABC's "What Would You Do?" segment on what it is like for a family with a child on the spectrum to go out to eat.


In Their Own Words: Colors of Autism

In this 'In Their Own Words', read a poem by Lauren, a nine-year-old girl whose mother is a special education teacher in Georgia.



Risk vs Cause

What's the difference between something causing autism versus increasing risk for autism? Martha Herbert, M.D., provides perspective on the "Got Questions?" blog.


Bullying Q&A

Peter Faustino, Ph.D., a middle-school psychologist, answered questions about bullying during a live online chat. Read the transcript here.

Michigan Makes It 30

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signs package of bills bringing autism insurance reform to Michigan, ending years of effort in the legislature and making Michigan the 30th state with an autism insurance reform law.

Global Autism Advocacy Leadership Network Holds Inaugural Meeting

Autism Speaks hosted the first meeting of the newly formed Global Autism Advocacy Leadership Network. Members of advocacy organizations from countries around the world gathered in New York City to share best practices, discuss challenges facing each group and each country, and talk about what we can do as a group.

Walk Season is in Full Swing!

Thousands of family members and friends walked together at the Broward County, Cumberland Tri-State, North Bay, Greater Abilene, Hawaii, Lehigh Valley, Los Angeles, Treasure Coast and Tampa Walks. Visit walknowforautismspeaks.org to find an event near you!

Asbury Automotive Group Donation Match

To commemorate the success of their cafes that provide work opportunities for those on the autism spectrum, our friends at Asbury Automotive Group will match all online donations made to Autism Speaks, up to $10,000! Learn more or donate now!

Congratulations to Toys'R'Us

Congratulations to our great friends at Toys"R"Us for winning an Honorable Mention Social Media Campaign Award for last year's "Be a Hero for Autism" fundraising campaign theme. The prestigious award was presented by the PR News at their annual dinner for Corporate Social Responsibility.

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

Thank you Diane
Maternal Obesity & Autism
Why Awareness Matters
Is White Castle no longer white?
Weekly Whirl - Bully Free World

Coming Soon

April 28 Autism Research Institute Meeting (Newark, N.J.)

April 28 Indianapolis Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Indianapolis, Ind.)

April 28 Milwaukee Walk Now for Autism Speaks (West Allis, Wis.)

April 28 Permian Basin Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Odessa, Texas)

April 29 Light it Up Blue Family Fun Day (Miami, Fla.)

April 29 North Shore Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Glencoe, Ill.)

May 6 6th Annual Autism Awareness Day With The NY Mets (Queens, N.Y.)


  Mom's Age and Autism Risk

Meta-analysis confirms increased risk for older moms

High-Risk Families Advance Autism Research

New biorepository to advance research on cause and treatment

Compound Eases Autism Behaviors in Mice

Improves two core symptoms of autism

Hunting for Autism's Earliest Clues

Meet our researchers at UNC



  Alaska Legislature Approves Reform

Gov. Parnell Can Make it #31

West Virginia Improves Law

Gov. Tomblin signs amendments

Profile of Success

Advocate's son profiled in Louisiana


Family Services

  Combating Bullying

Advice and resources to help prevent bullying

Health and Wellness

A guide to healthy living for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families
Helpful Forms for Microsoft Office

Office templates for families of individuals with autism



  Major League Baseball Raises Funds and Awareness

Lead Off for a Cure gala raises over $1.3 million


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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