January 2012

Military Families Tell Their Stories

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

Military families finally got their say before Congress today about the injustice of losing autism benefits for their children when they retire, even when due to being wounded in action. More than 100 members of the military and their supporters jammed into a Capitol Hill briefing today to talk about the special difficulties military families face caring for children with autism.

Autism in the News - 01.31.12

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

Virginia approves bill to provide insurance coverage for autistic children - again (Richmond, Va.) The Virginia General Assembly has passed a bill — again — to provide insurance coverage for families with autistic children. Read more.

Weekly Whirl - Our Favorite Tweets!

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walknowforautismspeaks

If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community. Keep in mind, these updates aren’t limited to Autism Speaks — we will be featuring news from across the community.

 

Autism in the News - 01.27.12

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walknowforautismspeaks

NH school principal dives in river to rescue boy (Rochester, N.H.) An elementary school principal in New Hampshire jumped into a frozen river to save a 10-year-old student who fell through the ice. Read more.

Is it Possible to Detect Autism by Watching 1-Year Olds?

This week’s “Got Questions?” answer is from Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson, Ph.D.

Troops in Contact

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

The following blog post by an Army Sergeant Major deployed to Afghanistan, who must remain otherwise anonymous, demonstrates vividly the extraordinary challenges faced by our military members raising children with autism. Visit 'Welcome to Stim City' to follow Mrs. Sergeant Major's Blog and to read original post. Military families will finally get a chance to tell their stories to Congress on Tuesday, January 31.