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June 2012

Meet the Autism Speaks U Summer Interns!

This summer, we have three stellar interns working with our college program, Autism Speaks U. They are gaining hands on experience in digital and print marketing, design, social media marketing, branding and volunteer development. Not to mention they offer great feedback and ideas on how to develop Autism Speaks U even more! Read below to learn more about our intern team.

Can Grandma's Toxic Exposure Affect Child's Risk of Autism?

My mother was exposed to a potentially toxic chemical during her pregnancy. How does that affect the risk of autism in my children and my grandchildren?

This week’s “Got Questions?” answer comes from Alycia Halladay, Ph.D., Autism Speaks director of research for environmental sciences.

Health & Wellness Chat Sponsored by Audax Health

On June 12, Audax Health and Autism Speaks co-hosted a live chat with Phillip Parham, a contestant on season six of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser: Families” and parent of a child with autism, and Eric Chessen, M.S., a fitness specialist and consultant dedicated to working with the autism population. The goal of this live chat was to bring the advocate community together to talk about the importance of healthcare for everyone – with an emphasis on those affected by the autism spectrum.