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June 22, 2012

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The Autism Treatment Network has released three new tool kits for parents.

 

Liz Feld Named President of Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks announced that Liz Feld, a respected executive with a strong track record of accomplishment in both the public and private sectors, has been named the organization's new president. The appointment, which is effective immediately, was announced by Autism Speaks Co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright.

 

In Their Own Words: Glows

In this "In Their Own Words," Pia describes how her son glows and compares their journey to Michelangelo carving marble into masterpieces.

 

Three New ATN/AIR-P Tool Kits Available for Parents

The Autism Treatment Network has released three new tool kits, on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), toilet training and an introduction to behavioral health therapies. The kits are available for free download.

Autism Speaks Awards New Research Grants

Nearly $2.9 million awarded in research grants and fellowships addressing environmental risk factors, the effect of the DSM-5, new medicines and much more.

Free Autism Templates from Microsoft

Autism Speaks is proud to partner with Office.com to provide Microsoft Office templates for families of individuals with autism in both English and Spanish. The first set of the templates are Microsoft Office versions of the forms provided in the Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit, the Transition Tool Kit, and the Individualized Education Program guide.

Alaska Makes It 31: Autism Insurance Reform Comes to the Far North

A sweeping bill passed by the Alaska Legislature requires many insurers to cover autism-related expenses, including Applied Behavior Analysis, up to age 21 with no financial caps. The new law takes effect June 27 and makes Alaska the 31st state to enact reform.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks Marches On

Thousands of friends and family members continued their walking ways, turning out for events in Blair County, Iowa, London, Ontario, Pittsburgh, South Dakota, Toronto. Visit walknowforautismspeaks.org to learn more and find a Walk near you.

Celebrate the 4th in Style

Celebrate the 4th of July in style! The Autism Speaks store has shirts for the entire family that express your patriotism and show your support. Plus, on July 4, the Autism Speaks 12th Annual 5K Run -1 Mile Walk takes place in Potomac, Md. Even if you're not nearby, you can sign up and run anywhere, raise money and share your photos.

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

DSM-5 Update: Our Letter to the Revision Committee
Creating Portraits of Autism
Bullying and Mainstreaming in the Schools
Partnering with your Child's ABA Instructor
Child with Autism and Family Share in Online Fun and Games

Coming Soon:

June 23 Montana Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-Off Event (Billings, Mont.)

June 24 Waterloo-Wellington Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-Off Event (Ontario, Canada)

June 30 North Central New Jersey Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-Off (West Orange, N.J.)

July 4 Autism Speaks 12th Annual 5K Run-1 Mile Walk (Potomac, Md.)

Science

  An Early Start for Your Child with Autism

New book offers home strategies

Can Grandma's Toxic Exposure Affect Child's Risk of Autism?

Perspective in the "Got Questions?" blog

New Alliance for Developing Autism Medicines

Roche & Seaside join forces to speed clinical testing

Loss of Brain Tissue at Harvard

Autism Speaks CSO Geri Dawson reports

 

Advocacy

  Delaware on the Doorstep

Insurance bill on way to Governor

ABA - A Closer Look

Why the federal OPM decision is important

Mental Health Parity Ruling

Autism therapies are covered, judge rules

Step One in Oregon

Portland to cover ABA for city employees

 

Family Services

  Family Services Tool Kits

Kits containing tips and resources for families.

Health and Wellness

Information and resources about fitness, nutrition and sleep.

en Español

Material en Español que incluye el Manual de los 100 Dìas

 

Awareness

  Celebrity Golf Challenge at Winged Foot

Stars and supporters turned out for 14th Annual New York event

 

 

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