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July 19, 2013

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Autism Speaks Launches New Advocacy Tool Kit

The Advocacy Tool Kit aims to help individuals on the spectrum and their families develop and use critical advocacy skills in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.


In Their Own Words: A Corsage for Caroline

In this post, Liane Kupferberg Carter beautifully shares her son's prom experience.


Tackling the Whole Autism Genome: Insights for Diagnosis & Care

Early results from Autism Speaks "10K Autism Genome Project" show promise for improving diagnosis and personalizing treatments.

Autism Speaks Launches First-of-its-Kind National Housing Survey

We created a National Housing and Residential Supports Survey to identify and measure the needs of our community so we can help gather support for change! The survey is also available in Spanish.

Register for the National Conference

Last chance: Registration closes Monday, July 22nd at noon EDT for the Autism Speaks National Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Find out what we have in store!

TRICARE Retreats on Cuts for Military Kids

Yielding to mounting pressure from military families, the Department of Defense has dropped a controversial plan to limit ABA benefits for many military kids. But retirees still face the problem.

Adult with Autism Lance Rice Follows His Dream

Lance's Brewery Tour stopped at Brooklyn Brewery and we got a chance to sit down with him as he discussed his journey.

Summer Time Deals in Our Store!

Shop the eStore and get $5 off orders of $50 or more! Use promo code: SUMMER at check out.

Paper Clouds Apparel

Through July 21, Paper Clouds Apparel is donating 50% of net proceeds from all sales to Autism Speaks! The t-shirt designs were submitted by individuals on the spectrum and adults with autism were hired to package the orders. Place your order today!

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

Countdown to the Conference: I Can't Wait to Go Back!
Diane Kruger Talks Character with Asperger Syndrome on FX Series "The Bridge"
Alpha Xi Delta Raises $1.57 Million Milestone
Countdown to the Conference: What Do We Have in Store for You?
A Future Full of Purpose and Dignity for Adults with Autism


  Brain Proteins Targeted by Autism-Associated Antibodies

Findings could produce antibody-blocker treatments and diagnostic test

Study: Kids with Autism Have Fewer Kinds of Gut Bacteria

Researchers link reduced diversity of gut "microbiome" to autism, but not GI problems

Autism and Infertility Treatment: Your Questions Answered

Perspective on results from this month's study on IVF and autism risk

Ireland's Autism Community Helps Create National Registry

News from Ireland's 2nd National Autism Conference, co-sponsored by Autism Speaks



  Adult Transition Services Get a Boost

Sen. Bob Menendez introduces AGE-IN Act

GM, Chrysler Move on Autism Benefits

ERISA companies voluntarily start ABA coverage

$3.5 Million ABA Settlement in Washington.

State workers reach deal for reimbursement

Autism Bills Moving in California

Legislature acts on 8 bills addressing equity, insurance

Have YOU Signed Our 1 in 88 Petition?

Urge President Obama and Congress to act now for autism


Family Services

Lydia Wayman Gives Back to Our Community

Blog series spotlights individuals on the spectrum working to assist other individuals with autism

10 Cool Ways for People on the Spectrum to Beat the Heat

Tips to help keep your family calm, cool and happy during these long summer days!

Family Support Tool Kits

Separate guides that provide encouragement and resources for parents, grandparents, siblings and friends of people with autism


  Autism, Sensitivity and Hip-Hop Culture

Dad Lou Melgarejo responds to the recently released song "Jodeci Freestyle" from hip hop artists Drake and J.Cole

Center for Discovery Welcomes Autism Speaks

Facility showcases six decades of groundbreaking work with children and adults with autism,

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