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July 2, 2012

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The United States Supreme Court

What Does the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Mean for Autism?

The Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act helps make the picture clearer on future steps for better autism insurance coverage.


In Their Own Words: Rope

In this "In Their Own Words," the girl whose brother is on the spectrum compares autism to a rope.


Launching a Career in Autism Research

Read a profile of Esther Berko, a Weatherstone fellow investigating why older mothers are more likely to have children with autism.

Happy 4th of July from Autism Speaks!

July has arrived, and it's time to start enjoying the summer! The summer is a great time to get out of the house and enjoy some fun family activities. This month's Community Connections is full of tips and resources to help you and your family have a healthy and happy summer.

Celebrate July 4th by Taking Action for Autism

Sign up with Autism Votes to become an autism advocate.

Share your story

Autism Speaks often receives inquiries from media outlets to interview families and individuals about their personal experiences with autism. If you are interested in sharing your story with us please take a moment to fill out this confidential form.

Summer Walks

The June Walk events concluded with the inaugural Waterloo-Wellington Walk in Ontario. The pace will pick up with events in August and beyond. Visit the Walk Website to learn more and find a Walk near you.

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

An Autism Dreams Letter
An Early Start for Your Child with Autism
I Think, Therefore I Do: Autism Speaks Employment Think Tank
A Visit to an Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition
Can Grandma's Toxic Exposure Affect Child's Risk of Autism?

Coming Soon:

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

July 8 New York City Triathlon (New York, N.Y.)

July 10 Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Meeting (Washington, D.C.)


  Autism Speaks Funds Research on Impact of DSM-5

Study aims to improve screening and estimates of ASD prevalence

Partnering with Your Child's ABA Instructor

6 great tips

DSM-5 Update: Our Letter to the Revision Committee

Read Autism Speaks CSO Geri Dawson's letter

New Tool Kit Explains Behavioral Health Treatments

How to improve behavior



  Louisiana Gets Better Insurance

Gov. Jindal signs bill strengthening 2008 law

ABA: The Tide is Turning

American Academy of Pediatrics weighs in

DoD Grilled on TRICARE

Denial of autism coverage questioned

Rhode Island Law Gets Stronger

Gov. Chafee signs bills easing access to ABA


Family Services

  IEP Guide

A guide to the Individualized Education Program process

Family Support Tool Kits

Tips and Resources for parents, siblings, grandparents and friends.

Going Out to Eat

Make dining out a successful and enjoyable experience for everyone.


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