May 2012

Wings for Autism

This post is by Lisa Goring, Autism Speaks Vice President, Family Services.

A Greener Shade of Green

Over the past five years, we have celebrated as state after state across the country has turned “green” by enacting autism insurance reform. Michigan in April became the 30th state to turn green and the Alaska Legislature has sent an autism insurance reform bill to its governor for signature. Close to 75 percent of the U.S.

Video Recap of World Autism Awareness Day 2012

On April 2, 2012, Autism Speaks celebrated World Autism Awareness Day with the 3rd Annual Light It Up Blue campaign and a series of awareness events. Nearly 3000 iconic buildings and landmarks in over 600 cities and over 50 countries worldwide shone a bright light on autism. People around the world participated in Light It Up Blue to raise autism awareness.

Hero Dog Awards

Service Dogs are incredible resources for people with disabilities. They can assist those with autism, visual or hearing impairment, and mental disabilities. 

We need your help! 

IMFAR Update on Adolescents and Adults with Autism


Posted by Anita Miller Sostek, Ph.D., Autism Speaks vice president of scientific review and operations. 

Autism Speaks U Chapter Spotlight: Cal State Fullerton

This guest post is written by Victoria Cid, founder and president of the Autism Speaks U at California State University-Fullerton. The collegiate chapter was established in October 2011 and its members are working hard to create a long lasting legacy on campus.

Kerry's Korner #16: IMFAR Day 2

In this episode, I feature the Innovative Technologies Demonstration Session at The International Meeting For Autism Research along with a Stakeholders Luncheon sponsored by Autism Speaks! We also speak to two more attendees about their experience at the conference so far.

SARRC and Aging with Autism

This post is by Denise D. Resnik, Co-Founder, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)

Next month, our daughter Ally is graduating from college at the top of her class.  She’s determined her career path, lined up a job and plans to head to rabbinical school.