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October 2012

NIH Project SEARCH: Strengthening Our Workplace & Community

As part of our National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) series, the theme for this week is “Collaborative Public & Private Partnerships for Employment.” This blog details the successful partnership of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Washington, D.C. with two local service providers, SEEC and The Ivymount School & Programs.

A Life-Changing Year

This is a blog post by Shira Roth, the mother of two boys, Evan (age 4, PDD-NOS) and Noah (age 1.5).

On October 13th we'll be celebrating four years of our amazing and very special Evan. But this October marks another important anniversary for us, too. It will be one year since Evan was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. This was a year filled with frantic researching and then ultimate confidence in the school support team; fear and hope; sadness and joy; denial and acceptance; shame and pride; anxiety and calm. A roller coaster of emotions.

1 in 88 Can't Wait: A Special Autism Community Blog

NEW YORK (October 4, 2012) -- Autism Speaks made our "1 in 88 Can't Wait" message loud and clear at Wednesday's first Presidential debate in Denver and you made your voices heard through Facebook through post after post. Led by Grassroots Development Director Shelley Hendrix and Colorado volunteer Vicki Denhoffer, Autism Speaks spread the word in Denver that autism is an issue that cannot be avoided in this year's elections.