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August 3, 2012

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Learn how the Gibson family participates in research  
 

Federal Judge Rules for Military Families

A federal judge has ordered the Department of Defense to start offering better TRICARE coverage for autism benefits.

 

In Their Own Words: The Children are My Inspiration!

In this "In Their Own Words," volunteer and dad Dan Ryan shares his thoughts on the recent Autism Speaks volunteer leadership conference.

 

Adult Employment: New Allies Come On Board

As stagnant employment rates continue to nag the U.S. economy, one of the worst-affected groups–adults with autism and other developmental disabilities–has gained two valuable allies at the federal and state levels, Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa and Governor Jack Markell of Delaware. Autism Speaks remains committed to and focused on adult initiatives to help expand opportunities for adults with autism in the workplace and in the community.

Announcing Autism Speaks Science Digest

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Sharing our Genes for Research

When Kelli Gibson heard that families were needed for autism research, she enrolled her four sons.

Autism Speaks Kicks Off Nantucket Walk

On July 29 over 200 island residents met at the newly restored Nantucket Dreamland Theater to kick-off the August 18 Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Nantucket. The event was emceed by Meet the Press' David Gregory and hosted by Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright.
Read more and see pictures.

Team Up with Autism Speaks

Team Up with Autism Speaks is looking for runners and walkers to join our fall race teams. Autism Speaks is the benefiting charity of the Allstate Life Insurance Boston 13.1 Marathon on September 16. On September 29, Autism Speaks will take to the haunted streets of Disney Hollywood Studios® as the race beneficiary of the inaugural Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-miler. On November 4, we will have a team of 225 runners in the ING NYC Marathon. Space is still available on all teams and you can learn more about team requirements and register with any of the teams by visiting AutismSpeaks.org/teamup

White Castle – Crave On!

Autism Speaks Puzzle Pieces are available to purchase for $1 at all White Castle restaurants. When Cravers purchase a puzzle piece, they sign their name and it's hung inside the restaurant on display through the end of the campaign. And each Autism Speaks Puzzle Piece comes with a coupon for one free Slider good for a later date. The campaign runs through August 18. Find a White Castle near you.

Capital One® Affinity Program

Capital One® has teamed with Autism Speaks to create an affinity program for its credit card featuring several designs including our blue puzzle piece logo. Autism Speaks receives a minimum of $2 after the first transaction, then a portion of all transactions on the card. For more information, click here.

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

Why I Walk - Mary Foley
Athletes for Autism!
Our Search for Answers
Pesticide Exposure and Risk of Autism
Don't Stop Believin'

Coming Soon:

August 4 Bike to the Beach (Washington, D.C.)

August 9 Autism Speaks to Young Professionals' Fourth Annual Summer Event (New York, N.Y.)

August 11 Carolinas Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-off Event (Charlotte, N.C.)

August 11 Houston Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-Off Event (Houston, Texas)

Science

  Reducing Anxiety in the Emergency Room

Insights and practical advice in this week's "Got Questions?" blog

Bangladesh Pioneers Autism Public Health in South Asia

Bangladesh leads South Asia in promoting autism research and care

Better Animal Models for Research

Autism Speaks partners with SAGE Labs to advance animal models of autism

Social Skills for Teenagers

Research/practice combine to demonstrate benefits of social skills training.

 

Advocacy

  Are Your Senators ABLE?

Congress urged to support tax-free savings plan

Autism Law Summit

7th meeting set for September

ADA: Celebrating 22 Years

Autism Speaks blogs on White House event

 

Family Services

  Resource Guide

Find resources and services for individuals with autism of all ages in your area

Autism Safety Project

Tips for safety in the home and out in the community, and information for first responders

Health and Wellness

Expert advice and resources pertaining to fitness, nutrition and sleep

 

Awareness

  Protecting the Vulnerable

In the wake of NCAA sanctions agains Penn State, Autism Speaks founders Suzanne and Bob Wright renew their call for organizations concerned about the well-being of children to join together

 

 

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