July 2012

Our Search for Answers

Guest post by Michael Klag, M.D., M.P.H., dean of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

 

Athletes for Autism!

We would like to congratulate Ernie Els and Elliot Sadler, two incredible athletes who have made huge strides for the autism community by spreading awareness and raising funds for research and services!

Weekly Whirl - Importance of Safety

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.

Memorial Tribute in Honor of Sage Stallone

Sylvester Stallone's son, Sage will be laid to rest in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 21. In lieu of flowers, Sage's mother Sasha has requested that donations be made to Autism Speaks. 

To donate, please click here.

Read more from ETonline.com

Autism Speaks sends our condolences to the family.

My Son - Update

Ana Arroyo, Scentsy Independent Consultant, grew up in New York City and resides in Westchester County, New York with her family. Ana was one of the many Scentsy consultants across North America who enthusiastically embraced the company’s campaign to raise funds for Autism Speaks through the sale of the Piece-by-Piece warmer.

Autism Speaks Family and Professional Conference

Posted by Daniel Coury, M.D., medical director of the Autism Treatment Network and a developmental-behavioral pediatrician with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio.

Weekly Whirl - Focus on Adults

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.

The Federal Response to Autism: A Report From The IACC

The federal panel responsible for coordinating the nation’s autism policy – the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) -- held its first meeting on July 10 since it was reconstituted under last year’s Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA.) The meeting surveyed the landscape of current research and federal funding on autism, but was peppered throughout with expressions of frustration from the pu