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April 2012

In Their Own Words - Colors of Autism

"My name is Kelly Loftin. I teach special education at Southwest Laurens Elementary in Rentz, Georgia. My daughter is in 4th grade. Recently she was given an assignment to write a poem on a color. She asked her teacher if she could write about autism and her teacher, Laura Thomas, agreed. As a mom I am so very proud. As a special education teacher, I am touched that she has a "heart" and understanding for others. Although I was very proud upon reading it, I still had some questions. The first question was - "Did you write this on your own?" The answer was yes.

The Boss!

This blog post is by Robert Holt

We were in for a wild ride right from the start.

 Bruce Springsteen was back in town, and we amazingly won tickets through Autism Speaks 5K, donated by Patti Springsteen.  Patti was inspired by a girl with autism who could horseback ride just like a normally developing teen, and wanted to donate tickets to the Autism Speaks cause.  Coincidentally, we were the lucky winners - my wife & I have been active in the Autism Speaks 5K and Walks for many years, and have a sweetheart 13-year-old daughter with autism.

Kerry's Korner #14: Modell's Fundraising Efforts!

In this episode we had the opportunity to go to Modell's Sporting Goods in Times Square to see how they got involved with Autism Speaks. Modell's has 152 stores on the east coast and have been helping to shine a light on autism through Autism Speaks for the past 7 years now. We highlight their store and their accomplishments in this episode!