April 2012

How to be the best advocate for your child's education!

Please join us on April 17 at 6pm EST for a LIVE Chat Q & A with Autism Speaks Board Member Gary Mayerson. Gary will discuss 'How to be the best advocate for your child's education!'

Kerry’s Korner #11: Graceland Mansion Lights It Up Blue

In this episode, Kerry’s Korner took a trip down to Memphis, Tennessee to visit Elvis Presley’s “Graceland” Mansion. We highlight in this video Graceland’s first year of lighting it up blue for World Autism Awareness Month! FedEx is also highlighted.Join Autism Speaks in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 and Light It Up Blue to help shine a light on autism. Whether it's your front porch or your local city hall, an office party or a banquet, the whole world is going blue to increase awareness about autism. 

Weekly Whirl - How did you go BLUE?

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. Keep in mind, these updates aren’t limited to Autism Speaks — we will be featuring news from across the community.

Kerry’s Korner #10: Empire State Building Lights It Up Blue

In this episode I feature The Empire State Building who lit their building up blue for World Autism Awareness Day. We had the opportunity to attend a kick-off event within the building where American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger spoke about the significance of autism awareness. All of this is highlighted within the video. Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is a unique global initiative to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism.

Perspective on Maternal Obesity & Autism

 Today’s “Got Questions?” answer is from Alycia Halladay, Ph.D., Autism Speaks director for environmental research.

I’m hearing about a new link between a mom’s obesity and autism. What does it mean?

Autism in the News - 04.12.12

Online Tool for Faster Autism Diagnosis (Psych Central)
Making a diagnosis of autism is typically a difficult and time-consuming exercise. As autism cannot be diagnosed with a medical test, experts use interviews, observation and evaluations to make a diagnosis. Read more.

Thank You Diane

This is a guest blog post by Ali Dyer, the Social Media Coordinator at Autism Speaks. Her older brother Jeff has autism.

Kerry’s Korner #9: Ringing The Bell at The NYSE

In this episode I feature The New York Stock Exchange. Autism Speaks and myself had the opportunity to ring the opening bell for them on World Autism Awareness Day! 

Autism, A Celebration

This blog post is by Katrina Mesina, a Chicagloand Walk and Events Coordinator.