This Heart of Autism post shares the story of Dani Bowman, an 18-year-old girl on the autism spectrum. Dani, when she was 11 years old, founded an organization called Powerlight Studios, a sole proprietorship, focused on animation, illustration and graphic arts. Autism Speaks Staffer Kerry Magro shares what he has learned about Dani Bowman’s story...
Posted by Michel Rosanoff, MPH, Autism Speaks associate director for public health research and scientific
We asked to hear your story of motherhood and recieved an overwhelming amount of beautiful responses. We decided to compile a list to show just how much you ladies rock!
They Keep Going
I am a 32-year-old mom of 3-year-old twin boys, one with autism and the other with sensory unawareness...My journey has come with challenges I have been raising them as a single mother since they was 7 weeks old... I never knew or understood why the Most High would pick me for this journey but I had no choice but to KEEP GOING!!!....Along the way I have
Posted by Autism Speaks Executive Vice
This blog post is by Ali Dyer, the Social Marketing Manager at Autism Speaks. Her older brother Jeff has autism. You can read more about Jeff and her family here.
“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” –Abraham Lincoln
Angels have always played a part in the relationship I have with my mother. You
Chad recently learned that he has diabetes, and in an effort to help him lose weight, Jenks brings him to the gym. At first, Chad is hesitant, but goes and has some fun on a stationary bike.
Chad, Jenks, and Chad's job coach, Sean, return to Alfonso's for a trial run at
By Ann Gibbons, Executive director, National Capital Area chapter
On Friday evening, May 3rd, over 200 women and men gathered for a screening of the movie "Colored My Mind" and panel discussion on “Meeting the Needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Prince George's County.” Three organizations—The Links of Prince George’s County, Colored My Mind, Inc., and Autism Speaks—presented the program at Prince George’s Community College.
In 2010, Sprouts Farmers Market President and CEO Doug Sanders joined Autism Speaks as the Chairman and Visionary Sponsor of the Arizona Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Since that time Sprouts has doubled their locations and greatly increased their commitment to help families struggling with autism. In addition to their support of the Arizona Walk, they are funding $350,000 in Neighborhood Grants in the areas in which they do business and are bringing their vendors along for support.
Sprouts Farmers Markets has a goal of providing products that can assist its customers improve their
Autism Speaks, through its Family Services Community Grants program, is currently funding a project at the University of Northern Iowa called Imagine the Possibilities: Creating Dramatic Worlds with Young on the Autism Spectrum. This project will focus on social skills training, peer modeling and inclusion through a drama based program for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
A local Iowa station did a story on UNI’s program, and a video clip was later posted on their website where it received over 1400 “hits” in less than 24 hours. Thanks to the “