March 2012

Online Fundraising Training 2012: Sending Emails

Welcome to the eighth in our series of short videos designed to help you get the most out of your Walk Now for Autism Speaks experience. This series includes short videos on how to: navigate the Walk Now for Autism Speaks homepage, navigate the local Walk Now for Autism Speaks fundraising pages, build and edit your personal page, send e-mails and much more!

Autism in the News - 03.09.12

Parents of autistic children speak out on Sunnyvale murder-suicide (Mercury News)
Taking care of autistic children is hard enough, but caring for them when they grow up can test a parent's resolve like nothing else. Read more.

Weekly Whirl - Spring Break!

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.

My Kid Won't Swallow Meds

Today’s “Got Questions?” answer comes from pediatric nurse practitioner Lynn Cole, associate director of clinical services at the University of Rochester’s Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, one of 17 Autism Speaks Autism Treatment

Autism in the News - 03.08.12

Two Tragic Deaths and Why Autism Education Should Go Up to Age 25 (Care2)

Autism in the News - 03.07.12

Newman revises autism-training bill (Richmond, Va.)
Teacher aides and others who work with autistic students could receive special training after the state Senate approved a rewritten bill Tuesday. Read more.

John Elder Robison's Latest Tour Schedule

John Elder Robison, a member of the Autism Speaks Scientific Advisory and Scientific Treatment Board, author, and advocate will be on tour promoting the softcover version of his acclaimed book Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & TeachersYou can pre-order this book here, before it release

Fun and Positivity


“Fun and positivity.”

That was the mantra for the Nichole337 project. We wanted to help raise autism awareness and I wanted to do something nice for a person that I admired greatly for her passion for doing what she liked to do while not letting the cyber-bullies get to her.

Autism in the News - 03.06.12

W.Va. autism insurance "fix" gets 11th-hour review (Charleston, W. Va.)
Legislation meant to fix West Virginia's new law requiring autism insurance coverage is getting a last-minute financial analysis. Read more.