May 2012

The Story of Squag


This blog post is by Sara Winter, a classroom aide to kids on the autism spectrum and the founder of She is passionate about creating opportunity for underestimated kids and writes about her experiences with The Huffington Post Canada, Autism Speaks Canada, and Friendship Circle International. She is the mom of two boys and lives in Toronto, Canada.

The Federal Response to Autism

A Government Affairs Update from Autism Speaks Executive Vice President for Programs & Services Peter Bell

May 29, 2012

Dear friends,

Weekly Whirl - Memorial Day Weekend!

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.

Intellectual Disability At IMFAR

This blog post is by Harold Doherty. His son Conor has autism. Visit Harold's blog Facing Autism in New Brunswick for more!

You can find the original post here.

Remembering Katie Beckett

This post is by Leslie Long Director, Housing and Adult Services

An AutismCares Thank You

This letter is from Katherine, an AutismCares recipient 

Dear Autism Speaks Family,