June 2012

Creating Portraits of Autism

Guest post by Christopher M. Gauthiér, who teaches fine art photography at Utah State University.

When you give politicians the number “1 in 88,” what they hear is the “one.” They don’t hear “millions of people are struggling with autism spectrum disorders every day.”

Kerry’s Korner #19: NFL Legend Joe Gibbs Speaks

In this episode I feature Superbowl Champion Coach turned Championship NASCAR Team Owner in Joe Gibbs from Joe Gibbs Racing. Joe spoke at our "Autism Speaks Day at The Races" program before The FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks race. His speech is highlighted in this video.


DSM-5 Update: Our Letter to the Revision Committee

Autism Speaks Voices Concerns to DSM-5 Work Group

A Letter
from Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer




Child with Autism and Family Share in Online Fun and Games

This blog post is by Leslie Barretta, who lives with her family in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  She is a marketer and connector, with over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  Her husband Gene is an author and illustrator of children’s books (http://www.genebarretta.com/) including Zoola Palooza, Amazon Book of the Month June 2011.

Insight from an Intern!

This post is by Autism Speaks intern Jennifer DiChiara who is finishing her senior year of high school and will be attending Clemson University in the fall.

5 Ways College Students Can Stay Involved Over Summer

School may be out for summer, but you can still stay involved with our college program, Autism Speaks U! Whether you'll host events, volunteer in the local community or get started on establishing an Autism Speaks U chapter on campus, there's lots to do! Below are five easy ways college students can help make a difference during summer:

Kerry’s Korner #18: FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks

In this episode I feature NASCAR Weekend at The Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware. The FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks was held this weekend and we would like to share some of the events that made the weekend possible.


Weekly Whirl - Autism Apps!

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.

Help! My Kid Won’t Use a Public Restroom

Today’s “Got Questions?” answer comes from psychologist Terry Katz, Ph.D., of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) clinic at the University of Colorado-Denver School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital.