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August 17, 2012

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Get ready for the school year

Back to School

As students return to school, Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the launch of the School Community Tool Kit 2.0, a tool kit to assist members of the school community in understanding and supporting students with autism. Plus, find more tips and advice on our "Back to School" page. And enter our Back-to-School photo contest for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Build-A-Bear Workshop.


In Their Own Words: A Poem for Jacob

This "In Their Own Words" features a recording of Jordan reading a special poem about her brother who is affected by autism.


2012 Election Center Launched

On November 6, 2012, voters across the United States will go to the polls to elect our next President and a new Congress. Register for Autism Votes, and be sure to register to vote!

Air Pollution and Autism Risk

Heather Volk, PhD, MPH, discusses her Autism Speaks-funded research which will use information from AGRE families to help uncover gene-environment interactions.

Autism Speaks Names Tommy and Dee Hilfiger to Board of Directors

Iconic American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and his wife, Dee Hilfiger, have been appointed to the Autism Speaks board of directors.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks T-Shirt Design Contest

Do you have a great idea for a T-shirt design? Would you like to see your passion for Autism Speaks and our Walk Now for Autism Speaks event multiplied 400,000 times? Now is your chance to do both! Autism Speaks is currently accepting entries for our 2nd Annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks T-Shirt Artwork contest.

Autism Speaks Mobile Apps

We are pleased to announce our new app for mobile phones! Autism Speaks' official app provides free access to blogs, latest news and up to the minute content from www.autismspeaks.org. Integrated with your email and Facebook, share and comment on all the latest from Autism Speaks. Available in the iTunes store and on Google Play now.

Aerosoles Supports Autism Speaks

From August 11th - 25th, our friends at Aerosoles are donating 15% of sales to Autism Speaks. Enter code AS812 at checkout or print this flyer for use in store.

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

GCFC Back to School Lunch Menu Ideas
Autism's Back-to-School Anxiety
If You're Willing to Work for It, Anything is Possible
Videoblog: Managing Challenging Behaviors
Videoblog: Peter Gerhardt at the National Conference

Coming Soon:

August 18 Nantucket Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Nantucket, Mass.)

August 19 Cleveland Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Cleveland, Ohio)

August 21 Colorado Springs Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-off (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

August 25 Oregon Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Portland, Ore.)

August 25 Washington, DC Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-off Event (Washington, D.C.)

August 26 Northeastern Pennsylvania Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Long Pond, Penn.)


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Prematurity & Autism

Perspective and advice in the 'Got Question?' blog

Better Animal Models for Research

Why Autism Speaks is investing in new animal models of autism

Mr. Rogers & Autism

New DVD taps into his special connection with our kids



  Delaware Makes it 32

Governor Markell makes autism insurance reform the law

Tell Congress You Want ABLE

Congress on summer break, you need a tax break

Autism Law Summit

7th meeting set for September


Family Services

  Health and Wellness

Information, tips and resources pertaining to fitness, nutrition and sleep

Autism Apps

A database of mobile apps submitted by the autism community

Autism Response Team

Contact us and we'll help connect you with information, resources, and opportunities




Highlights from the fourth annual Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP) summer gala

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Wrights Co-host TV Show

Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright guest co-hosted an Autism Speaks special on Nantucket's 228 show.


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