February 2012

Why Autism Became My Career … A Love Story

 

Posted by AGRE Senior Recruitment Research Manager Tiffany Torigoe

LIVE Facebook Q&A for College Students on Light It Up Blue!

Author: 
jdrenner

The Autism Speaks U team will be hosting a LIVE Facebook Q&A for college students, on Light It Up Blue and Autism Awareness Month this Thursday, February 16 at 5pm EST/2pm PST. 

Autism in the News - 02.13.12

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

Autism therapy apps balloon, but therapeutic benefits remain to be proved (TechWorld) With one honk, the course of Shannon Des Roches Rosa's day abruptly changed. "It's my son," Rosa announced, as she quickly removed the microphone pinned to her shirt. "I've gotta run," she said, as she hurried out the door of her sprawling home. Her 11-year-old son, Leo, just home from school, must be met at the bus at the top of the driveway before coming indoors.

Thursday February 2

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

Thursday February 2, 2012

The Autism Speaks Puzzle Piece on ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy'

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

Last night we couldn't believe our eyes! The Autism Speaks Puzzle Piece appeared on an episode of Grey's Anatomy! There was no autism storyline, just our poster! Thanks so much ABC for helping to spread autism awareness!

Weekly Whirl - Gearing Up for Valentine's Day

Author: 
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 America Radio - Saturday February 11th

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

Autism America Radio welcomes special guests Dr. William Frea of Autism Spectrum Therapies.  Join hosts Nick Geber and Special guest host, author Dr. Ricki Robinson for two hours of talk and interviews this Saturday 6:00 to 8:00 PM EST on Sirius/XM Family Talk Channel 131!

SheKnows.com Launches Campaign to Benefit Autism Speaks

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

Our friends at SheKnows.com, a top women’s lifestyle website, have launched “SheKnows Where the Other Sock Went,” an awareness and fundraising campaign benefitting Autism Speaks. The campaign will kick off at a star-studded celebration on the first Friday of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City.  The centerpiece of the campaign is a couture gown constructed from single socks donated by six-time Grammy Award winner and autism advocate Toni Braxton and designed by Project Runway star Michael Costello.

Autism in the News - 02.10.12

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

Autism experts to gather at USC symposium (PsychOrg.com) USC faculty and community experts are slated to convene on March 9 at the USC Occupational Science Symposium to share research and perspectives on autism and autism spectrum disorders with an audience of university colleagues and students, health professionals and public advocates. Read more.

We've Reached 1 Million Facebook Fans!!!!

Author: 
walknowforautismspeaks

Today we are proud to announce that we have reached 1 Million Facebook Fans milestone! We have had the pleasure of watching the page grow and evolve into what it is today. It got us to thinking... what does 1 million fans mean? Those 1 million fans are people who care about autism; people who are looking to share their stories and connect with others; they are people who want to make a difference.