January 2012

Weekly Whirl - Community Resolutions for 2012!

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.

Transcript of Today's Office Hours Webchat

Office Hours Webchat with Geri Dawson and Joe Horrigan Jan 5. Thanks to the more than 200 readers who joined us. As time allowed answering just a portion of more than 100 questions, we hope you'll join us again next month—Feb. 2 (first Thursdays) at 3 pm Eastern.

A Word from 'The Legend Of Mickey Tussler' Author

Frank Nappi has taught high school English and Creative Writing for over twenty years. His debut novel, "Echoes From The Infantry," received national attention, including MWSA's silver medal for outstanding fiction for 2006.

The Month in Review: Autism Speaks December 2011 Impact

Happy New Year and welcome to 2012! December was a busy month, with lots of last minute fundraising and grant activity. This month's "impact" post includes updates from across the organization. We hope the holidays were great for you and yours! As usual, this post is filled with top items from last month that we think made an impact for the community.

 

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The Best of Both Worlds

This is a guest post by Allison Rogers.  Allison is a lawyer in private practice in Washington D.C. and volunteers actively with Autism Speaks in their housing policy initiative.  She has a younger brother, Adam, who has autism.

Autism America Radio - Saturday January 7th

On Saturday January 7th Autism America Radio welcomes special guests, bloggers Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith and the creators of the new music therapy App SingFit.  

Join hosts Matthew Asner and Nick Geber for two hours of talk and interviews this Saturday 6:00 to 8:00 PM ET on Sirius/XM Family Talk Channel 131! 

People wishing to participate should call 800-679-7650 During the show or Tweet their questions to @Autismamericar.