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September 2012

By Amy Lennard Goehner, who is featured in our new campaign video "1 in 88 Can't Wait." Watch Amy in our video and then read her blog about why, as the mother of a son soon to join the "tsunami" of kids with autism entering adulthood, this year's election is important to her. While a reporter at TIME, Amy wrote frequently about autism.

 

Posted by Alycia Halladay, PhD, Autism Speaks director for environmental research.

Researchers studying how environmental pollutants may contribute to autism are focusing on the epigenetic effects of these chemicals. They study the way chemicals affect the activity of genes. (I explain more about epigenetics here.)

By Jesse Morris, whose is featured in our new campaign video "1 in 88 Can't Wait." Watch Jesse in our video and then read his blog about why, as a sibling, this year's election is important to him.

Check out this great event, hosted by L.A. Hair in Wallingford, Connecticut! Kids’ haircuts for $8 and Adults for $15, all proceeds go to Autism Speaks.

This special day will be accompanied by:

  • Clowns!
  • Moonwalk!
  • Face-Painting!
  • Raffles!
  • Food!
  • Drinks!
  • DJ!
  • Chair Massage and more!

Check out their page here!