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October 26, 2012

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The TIG Air Force hosted a Walk event in Afghanistan
 

A New Venture To Transform Lives

Autism Speaks announced the formation of Delivering Scientific Innovation to Autism (DELSIA), a not-for-profit affiliate, to translate scientific breakthroughs into products that will improve health and quality of life for those affected by autism. Learn more.

 

In Their Own Words: The Perfect Child

Janet asks a mother of 'the perfect child' for a favor in this In Their Own Words post.

 

Intensive Early Intervention Improves Social Skills and Brain Responses

A randomized clinical study of the Early Start Denver Model behavioral intervention for toddlers shows that it improves not only social skills, but also brain responses to social cues such as facial expressions. Learn more.

Ohio Gets Into the Act

Autism Speaks endorses legislation that would make Ohio the 33rd state to enact autism insurance reform. Up to $50,000 a year for ABA would be covered.

Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism Announces New Initiative

Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA) is proud to launch AFAA Applauds, a national recognition program that highlights the most promising adult support programs in the country, providing a portal for information and dissemination of these successful program models. This initiative is designed to celebrate and promote vocational, residential supports and community life programs for adults living with autism. Applications are due Friday, November 16.

Falk Walk Season Continues

The fall Walk season continued as family and friends walked together at the Alabama, Central Valley, Columbus, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Wayne, Greater Hudson Valley, Houston, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Central New Jersey, Orange County, Sacramento, Southeastern Connecticut, Southern New England, Southwest Florida, St. Louis events, celebrating families and friends with autism! Learn more about Walk by visiting walknowforautismspeaks.org.

Walking in Afghanistan

The TIG Air Force hosted a satellite event in Afghanistan, mirroring the Dallas/Fort Worth Walk Now for Autism Speaks on October 20. Learn more and see pictures.

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

1 in 88 Can't Wait: We Will Succeed
NBC's 'Parenthood' 'I'll Be Right Back' Commentary
Business Perspective on Employment: Asbury Automotive Group
Aspire
Autism and the Right to Vote

Coming Soon:

October 27 Baltimore Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Baltimore, Md.)

October 27 Bark Now for Autism Speaks (Pittsburgh, Penn.)

October 27 Carolinas Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Concord, N.C.)

October 27 Santa Barbara Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Santa Barbara, Calif.)

October 27 Sullivan County Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Loch Sheldrake, N.Y.)

October 28 Arizona Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Tempe, Ariz.)

October 28 Louisiana Walk Now for Autism Speaks (New Orleans, La.)

October 28 New Mexico Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Albuquerque, N.M.)

October 28 Staten Island Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Midland Beach, N.Y.)

November 3 Washington DC Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Washington, D.C.)

November 3 Volusia County Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Port Orange, Fla.)

November 4 ING New York City Marathon (New York, N.Y.)

Science

  Early Nonverbal Cues to Autism Risk

"BabySibs" researchers identify infant interactions that flag autism risk

Common Autism Risk Genes Add Up

Cumulative effect of small inherited mutations may be major source of risk

Weatherstone Luncheon

Autism Speaks welcomed its fourth class of Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellows

Autism Genomics

Is there such a thing as an autism genome?

Inclusion into Life in Peru

Andy Shih and Michael Rosanoff report from Peru

 

Advocacy

  HHS Feels Heat on Autism Benefits

Four Senators demand ABA coverage

Autism and the Election

'1 in 88' campaign hits airwaves, social media

Federal Employees to Get ABA

Limited coverage to start in 2013

 

Family Services

NDEAM

Blogs, live chats, and resources for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Combating Bullying

This online portal is designed to spread awareness and provide helpful tips and tools to prevent bullying.

Technology Central

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

Awareness

  High-schooler with Autism Kicks Game-winning Field Goal

Anthony Starego's last-minute kick gives his team the win

Jamie Boll - Why I Walk

A North Carolina father explains why he walks on a local TV station's web site

 

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