February 2012

In Their Own Words - Our Path to Diagnosis

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

This post is by Jennifer, a stay at home mom with two children.  

Roses for Autism

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

The mission of Roses for Autism is to grow independence in the business world through a replicable Autism training and employment program integrated in a successful and sustainable rose business. The vision is to demonstrate a replicable working model for inclusive transitional employment for youth and adults on the Autism Spectrum. In 2011, Autism Speaks awarded $25,000 to Roses for Autism through its Family Services Community Grants program.

Are You ABLE to Support Tax-free Savings Accounts?

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

Do you want to be “ABLE” to save tax-free for the future needs of your child with autism? Then come join Autism Speaks and advocates from 48 other national disability organizations tomorrow in Washington, D.C. for a Capitol Hill briefing on the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. The briefing will be held from noon to 1:30 pm in Room B-339 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

NBC's 'Parenthood' Explores 'Tough Love' and Autism

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walknowforautismspeaks

This is a re-post from NBC's 'Parenthood' 'The Experts Speak.'

Autism in the News - 02.15.12

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walknowforautismspeaks

Lindt Announces 2012 Autism Speaks Partnership Program (Stratham, N.H.) Premium Swiss chocolatier, Lindt, announces today it is once again partnering with Autism Speaks to raise funds and awareness for autism during the Easter season. Lindt will support the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization through donations from sales of the iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY. Read more. 

I'm Joey and I Met President Obama!

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

Hi I'm Joey - I got to meet President Obama at the White House Science Fair. Meeting him was really fun, and he's really nice. I showed him my Extreme Marshmallow Cannon.

Got Sleep Questions? We’ve Got a Webchat for You

Author: 
thescienceteam

Please join us for a live webchat with neurologist and autism sleep expert Dr. Beth Ann Malow, M.D., of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Feb. 21, from 1 to 2 pm Eastern (noon Central; 11 am Mountain; 10 am Pacific). Dr. Malow will be fielding questions on sleep issues affecting individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

I Want You!

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

This post is by Luau, who blogs at, 'Run Luau Run.'

Autism in the News - 02.14.12

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walknowforautismspeaks

Autistic Danvers Boy Denied Skating Lessons, Policy Changes (Danvers Patch) A six-year-old Danvers resident with autism was denied group skating lessons in Peabody if his parents or therapist had to be present. Read more.