March 2012

Autism in the News - 03.28.12

Mother's experience leads to autism awareness work (Logansport, Ind.)
Thomas the Tank Engine is a favorite friend of many children, but trains consume David Espinoza's life. Read more.

New San Francisco Event Raises $500,000

On Saturday, March 24, 2012, over 160 guests gathered in Atherton, Calif. outside of San Francisco for an exciting new fundraising event for Autism Speaks. Facing Autism Presents Acts of Love benefitting Autism Speaks raised nearly half a million dollars for autism research and advocacy. Acts of Love is a WordTheatre® Production created and directed by Cedering Fox.

 

LIVE Chat with Asperger's Syndrome Coach Amy Gravino

On Friday April 6 at 11am EST Amy Gravino will be hosting a LIVE Chat! Please join us! Amy is a certified college coach for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, and the founder of A.S.C.O.T (Asperger's Syndrome Coaching and Other Techniques) Coaching, LLC. She is also a seasoned public speaker, and has spoken at conferences, professional development workshops, support group meetings, and more since the age of 14.

Here is how Amy describes herself:

Carly's Voice

From CARLY’S VOICE by Arthur Fleischmann with Carly Fleischmann.  Copyright © 2012 by Arthur Fleischmann.  Published by Touchstone Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.  Reprinted by permission.  All rights reserved.

6 Days Until We Light It Up Blue!

The countdown is on to April 2nd! World Autism Awareness Month is in reach and we are so excited to Light It Up Blue! Everyday, leading up to the big day we’ll post highlights, interviews, photos, and much more!

Who's Lighting It Up Blue? 

Autism in the News - 03.27.12

Parents raising autistic children work for support group, awareness (Carroll County Times)

One Week Until We Light It Up Blue!

The countdown is on to April 2nd! World Autism Awareness Month is in reach and we are so excited to Light It Up Blue! Everyday, leading up to the big day we’ll post highlights, interviews, photos, and much more!
 

Partnering Up With Square Shooters

This blog post is by Tom Donelan, owner of Heartland Consumer Products.

 

I’m the Owner of Heartland Consumer Products, maker of a new dice game called Square Shooters. As the father of a young man with autism, we’ve decided to support Autism Speaks! You can find us at www.facebook.com/squareshooters to see how we're helping...