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June 7, 2013

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Denny Hamlin's No. 11 FedEx Toyota on the
track at Dover International Speedway


FedEx 400 and Autism Speaks Day at the Races Recap

On Sunday June 2, Tony Stewart won the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Hundreds of families attended as part of "Autism Speaks Day at the Races," a special opportunity for families affected by autism to enjoy a day at the track. Learn more. On Saturday, Autism Speaks and the NASCAR Foundation held a track walk at Dover International Speedway. See photos here.


In Their Own Words: Jeff's Trip to Dover

In this post, Jeff Dyer shares a photo diary of his trip to Dover International Speedway for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.


Brain Responses to Words Predict Development in Toddlers with Autism

Research findings may lead to methods for earlier diagnosis and more personalized therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder. Learn more.

The Katie Show on Living with Autism

On Thursday, May 30th, the Katie Show spotlighted living with autism in an episode titled, 'Living With Autism & Amazing Acts of Love.' Read a recap and watch highlights from the show.

Legal Resource Center Officially Launched

The new Center will serve as a resource for the nation's legal community involved in autism litigation; plans call for the development of a legal network where families could get help directly. Learn more.

Heart of Autism: Nonverbal 17-Year-Old Advocates for Others Severely Affected by Autism

Ido Kedar's intelligence, thoughts and feelings were locked inside until he was seven due to his inability to communicate with words. Now a book author and blogger, Ido's mission is to unlock the potential of other nonverbal individuals on the spectrum by encouraging parents and professionals to understand that "not being able to talk is not the same as not being able to think." Learn more.

Spring Walks Continue

Visit the Walk blog for recaps and photos from recent events Westchester/Fairfield, Pittsburgh, Greater Hartford and Greater Waterbury. Plus, check out the upcoming Iowa, Indianapolis and South Dakota events.


Visit WalkNowforAutismSpeaks.org to find a Walk near you.

Help Autism Speaks Win DSW's "Leave a Mark" Contest

Autism Speaks is a finalist in Designer Shoe Warehouse's Shoe Lovers Care contest. Read a blog post from dad Ken Alumbaugh about why he is supporting Autism Speaks in the contest. Like DSW on Facebook and vote for Autism Speaks here.

Fourth of July Savings from the eStore

Celebrate & Get 8% Off July 4th Apparel benefiting Autism Speaks! Use promo code: FOURTH at checkout. Shop now.

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

The DSM-5: A Clinician's Perspective
Five Things to Do While Waiting for an Autism Evaluation
Autism, Special Needs, and the Quest to find a Job
Aldebaran Robotics Visits Autism Speaks!
Challenges Teenagers with Autism Face Transitioning to Adulthood


  World Health Organization Adopts Autism Resolution

Commitment to action by more than 50 countries

Promoting Autism Research in Schools

Autism Speaks sponsors special issue of journal Autism

Closing the Gap between Research and Practice

An update from an Autism Speaks Weatherstone Fellow



  Autism Speaks Mourns Sen. Lautenberg

N.J. Senator recalled as strong advocate for autism community

Sequester Takes $1 Million Bite Out Of Research

Federal cut will impact surveillance work

Autism Insurance Reform Coming to D.C.

District Council requires ABA coverage in small group, individual plans

HS Football Star Files ADA Suit

N.J. placekicker with autism asks to play one more year

TRICARE Plan for Military Kids Falls Short

One-year ABA pilot program delayed, deficient on planned coverage

N.Y. Moving on ABA Licensure Dispute

Legislation would close gap in 2011 insurance reform law


Family Services

Wandering is a Big Problem in the Autism Community - AWAARE Can Help

In light of the devastating accidents in recent weeks, we wanted to share some tools and resources that may help families in our community prevent additional wandering-related tragedies

Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network

A collaboration of 17 medical centers in the US and Canada dedicated to providing families with state of the art, multidisciplinary care

Employment Tool Kit

As more employers look to hire individuals on the spectrum, the Employment Tool Kit will help young adults and adults with autism find and secure employment in the current competitive labor market

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