June 2012

Autism Speaks received $200,000 from Teamsters Local 25

Teamsters Local 25 president Sean O'Brien announced the beneficiaries of the 5th Annual Light Up The Night, A Gala for Autism, which was held in April in Boston. On May 24, at a reception in Medford, Mass., O'Brien presented a check for $200,000 to Autism Speaks president, Mark Roithmayr and president of the New England Chapter of Autism Speaks, Larry Cancro. Honorary committee members attending included boxing legend "Irish" Micky Ward and Lisa Strout from the Massachusetts Film Office.

FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks

Tune-in to FOX on Sunday, June 3, at 1pm EST, for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "FedEx400 benefiting Autism Speaks," taking place at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware.

Autism-Pitocin Connection?

I have heard about a correlation between labor induction with synthetic oxytocin (Pitocin) and autism. What do you know about that connection?

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

Weekly Whirl - Awareness Video!

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.