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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Link

By Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Rob Ring and Paul Wang, Autism Speaks senior vice president for medical research


This week we’re very excited to announce that Autism Speaks is funding not just one but two proposals for research into autism-related gastrointestinal (GI) issues. (See our related news story

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Link

This guest post is from Jamie who is an active volunteer and walker for us in New Jersey. Why do you walk? Tell us at Look to see if a walk is heading to your area next at

My name is Jamie, and my 3 year old son Mason has autism. Why do I walk for Autism Speaks? 

I walk to raise

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Link

By pediatric dentist Elizabeth Shick, director of Pipeline Programs and Global Health Outreach at the University of Colorado's School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Shick co-authored the Autism Speaks ATN/AIR-P Tool Kit for Dental Professionals, available for free download here.

As a

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Link

This blog post is by Alison Dyer, the Assistant Director of Grassroots Development at Autism Speaks.

Let me kick this off by saying that New York's Mepham High School is an incredible place!

This wonderful school on Long Island has a class called "Participation in Government" where Shelley Hendrix, [right]

Monday, October 20, 2014 Link

This is a post by Cheryl Hanson, grandmother to 15-year-old electronic music producer and performer John Hanson, who has Asperger Syndrome.

John Hanson, my grandson, aka Subterr Anean, is a 15-year-old electronic music producer/performer.  He was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome when he was five-years-old.

John still has difficulty tying his shoes. School lessons are very difficult, especially math; even simple

John Hanson
Monday, October 20, 2014 Link

This guest post was written by Erin Polk which you could find on The Mighty here. You can also keep up with Erin on Facebook here. An excerept of Erin's blog is below...

If you live in our community and catch a sight of us in public, you will see a young man hopping through the store, a cool looking device sitting in the shopping cart and a woman telling “hoppy” to come along. Some

Five Guys
Monday, October 20, 2014 Link

In an annual tradition, Dennis Weatherstone’s daughter sends encouragement to her champions ... 


(Oct 20, 2014) As read by Lady Weatherstone at the welcoming luncheon of the

Friday, October 17, 2014 Link

This guest post is by Nathan Stump an award winning student film maker. Nathan with the help of student filmmaker Jonatas da Silva are two weeks out from shooting their senior thesis film. For more information about their film “King of the Road,” you can visit their website here, and find their project on Twitter and

Friday, October 17, 2014 Link

Our 7-year-old was recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He’ll be moved to a new classroom and begin ABA therapy in the next few weeks. Can you give us some advice on helping him understand what’s going on?

Today’s “Got Questions?” answer is by education specialist Lucia Murillo (left), Autism Speaks assistant director of

Thursday, October 16, 2014 Link

This Your Dollars @ Work post features The Kennedy Center Travel Training Program. With the help of an Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grant of $25,000, The Kennedy Center developed a travel training curriculum to introduce independent travel on public buses and trains to young adults with autism spectrum disorders.

A great need exists for specialized public transportation training for individuals with autism. To