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October 12, 2012

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A new study confirms wandering is common among children with autism

Autism Wandering Common & Scary

A new study using parent surveys confirms what many parents know well: wandering by children with autism is common, dangerous and puts tremendous stress on families. The researchers found evidence that autism-related wandering does not stem from inattentive parenting. Read more about the study.


In Their Own Words: A Life-Changing Year

Shira Roth shares her life-changing year in this In Their Own Words post.


October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, throughout October we'll be raising awareness about the problem of unemployment and underemployment of adults with autism, and shedding light on best practices and success stories from around the world. See all our coverage here. To kick off the month, we released the Executive Summary from the Autism Speaks Employment Think Tank.

1 in 88 Can’t Wait: We Will Succeed

In a new election video, self-advocate Amy Gravino asks this year’s candidates, “This fall, please don’t break my heart.” And she calls upon the autism community to be a part of the conversation as the nation debates our future.

Fall Walks Continue

Walkers came out in droves at the Rochester, New Jersey Shore, Jacksonville, Richmond, Boston, Central New Jersey, Canton, Oklahoma City, Arkansas, Las Vegas, San Diego, Greater Morris, Western New England and Long Island events, at times battling the weather, while celebrating families and friends with autism! Learn more about Walk by visiting walknowforautismspeaks.org.

Celebrity Chef Gala Raises $1.6 Million

More than 90 of the world's finest chefs cooked up a flavorful evening for Autism Speaks to Wall Street: 6th Annual Celebrity Chef Gala and raised $1.6 million for the autism community. Learn more, see photos and watch video.

Car Magnet Extreme Makeover

Our car magnet has been given a makeover and you can be the first in your neighborhood to sport the new magnet on your car, truck, van or SUV! Please visit store.autismspeaks.org to purchase your new magnet and continue to raise awareness of autism.

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

Love Anthony
1 in 88 Can't Wait: A Daughter Turns 18
Tackling Teenage Sexuality
Self-Advocates Weigh in on Autism Speaks' Employment Think Tank
Kerry's Korner #27: Joel's Story

Coming Soon:

October 13 Alabama Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Birmingham, Ala.)

October 13 Fort Wayne Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Fort Wayne, Ind.)

October 13 Greater Hudson Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Suffern, N.Y.)

October 13 Houston Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Houston, Texas)

October 13 Minnesota Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Bloomington, Minn.)

October 13 Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Irvine, Calif.)

October 13 Southwest Florida Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Estero, Fla.)

October 13 St. Louis Walk Now for Autism Speaks (St. Louis, Mo.)

October 13 Night of Too Many Stars (New York, N.Y.)

October 14 Columbus Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Columbus, Ohio)

October 14 Sacramento Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Sacramento, Calif.)

October 14 Southern New England Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Bristol, R.I.)

October 20 Central Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Modesto, Calif.)

October 20 Dallas Fort Worth Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Grand Prairie, Texas)

October 20 Nebraska Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Lincoln, Neb.)

October 20 Southeastern Connecticut Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Waterford, Conn.)

October 21 North Central New Jersey Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Cranford, N.J.)


  DSM-5 Study Suggests Most Children Will Keep ASD Diagnosis

Results from field studies still needed to assess real-world effects

Investing in Research for Today's Families

Targeting research dollars to change lives now

"Must-See" News Segment on Autism

"Autism: Answers and Understanding" highlights Autism Speaks' work with and for families

American Academy of Pediatrics Elects Autism Speaks ATN Leader to Presidency

James Perrin, M.D., to serve as AAP president-elect in 2013, president in 2014



  Health Care Reform Implementation Raising Concerns

State plans uneven on autism coverage

A Campaign Primer

How you can get involved in 1 in 88 Can't Wait

My Child is 1 in 88

A special campaign blog from our Facebook community


Family Services

Autism Safety Project

Tips for families and professionals about safety in the home and out in the community

Technology Central

How can technology help you? Check out our webinars, apps, news, blogs and more!

Combating Bullying

October is National Bullying Awareness Month. Find helpful tips and tools to prevent bullying


  Night of Too Many Stars

Tune in on October 21 at 8 p.m. for Comedy Central's autism benefit

Maker Faire

Marc Sirkin reflects on autism and technology and shares photos from Maker Faire


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