April 2012

Lead-Off for a Cure

Autism Speaks and The Gillen Brewer School teamed up with Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Lead-Off for a Cure dinner gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan on Monday, April 16. The evening was a tremendous success, raising over $1.3 million in funds for children with autism and other special needs.

I’m Beginning a Gluten & Casein Free Diet - Where to Start?

This blog post is by Cassidy Stockton, the Social Media Specialist- Marketing at Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods.

Autism in the News - 04.17.12

MLB raises funds, awareness for autism (New York, N.Y.)
A cathedral of antiquities stood at the cutting edge of sports and society Monday, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted the Lead Off For a Cure gala in support of autism awareness. Read more.

RSVP College Student Facebook Q&A: April 25

On Wednesday, April 25 at 5pm ET/2pm PT, Autism Speaks U will host its monthly Facebook Q&A for college students. This takes place right on the Autism Speaks U Facebook page. RSVP here.

Kerry’s Korner #12: Panera Bread Goes Blue


In this episode of Kerry’s Korner I feature a Panera Bread in Memphis, Tennessee who are helping out with World Autism Awareness Month for Autism Speaks. We have the opportunity to interview two employees of Panera Bread and ask them about the significance of helping with our initiative. 


April is Autism Awareness Month - Siblings

We are debuting a new video this week that was created by Option G and Autism Speaks. It tells Mattias’ story of being a brother to sibling with autism. He talks about what he loves about his brother and also why autism can be hard on his brother Christian.

The video integrates real footage of Mattias along with animation and is a unique way of telling a story. Let us know what you think!!

The Month in Review – Autism Speaks March 2012 Impact

March Madness took on a whole new meaning for Autism Speaks! We were gearing up to Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day with exciting intiatives across all of our departments. March also closed out with the release of the CDC's new prevalence numbers that came with a lot of Autism Speaks activity - everything from television appearances, blog posts, newspaper editorials, testimonies, and live chats!

Take a minute to catch up on March!

Autism in the News - 04.16.12

Children with autism: Nothing for granted (CNN)
Watching a child take his first steps is one of the biggest milestones for a parent. Read more.

'Seclusion rooms' for autistic students raise concerns (USA Today)
Andrew St. Vincent's parents pose questions around the coffee table as the middle-schooler with autism builds a Lego city. Read more.