February 2012

The Heart of the Race is in Corral 7

By Rebecca Fehlig the National Director, Field & Chapter Development

A Note from AutismCares Recipients in Georgia

Here is a letter from one of our AutismCares recipients. AutismCares provides grants for individuals with autism spectrum disorders during times of crisis or unplanned hardships.

Autism in the News - 02.09.12

Former Autism Society director charged in $60K theft (Atlanta Business Chronicle) The former executive director of the Autism Society of America’s Greater Georgia Chapter is charged with taking more than $60,000 from the organization, reports the Gwinnett Daily Post. Read more.

Autism in the News - 02.08.12

2 more autism-friendly shows planned for Broadway (New York, N.Y.) Two more autism-friendly performances of Broadway musicals will be offered this spring and fall following the success last year of the first showing of a Broadway show specially altered for those diagnosed with the disorder. Read more.

Shedding Light on the “Black Box” of Healthcare Expenses

This blog is provided for informational purposes. Autism Speaks is not affiliated with FAIR Health nor are we offering an endorsement of their services.

Autism in the News - 02.07.12

3-D technology helps autistic kids learn to read (Orlando Sentinel) A menagerie of virtual 3-D animals that swim, eat bugs and fly are building crucial reading skills in autistic children at Audubon Park Elementary in Orlando. Read more.

The Month in Review: Autism Speaks January 2011 Impact

January got everyone off and running quickly as we ramped up several new programs and initiatives for 2012 and literally hit the ground running. In late January, the New York Times broke a story about the proposed DSM-5 change that triggered an avalanche of discussion, concern and more. To get the latest, catch up on Autism Speaks DSM-5 policy statement and FAQ. Enjoy this month’s impact highlights! Science


Tummy Troubles

Guest post by neurobiologist Pat Levitt, Ph.D., of the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, in Los Angeles

Autism in the News - 02.06.12

Revised Autism Definition Too Important to Rush Into Print: View (Bloomberg) When is a person just a little different, and when is his peculiarity a symptom of a disabling disorder? Read more.