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Recreation is about activities and experiences which produce feelings of enjoyment and satisfaction. They give all of us opportunities to express creativity, achieve and master new skills. Recreation can be particularly important for people with autism, drawing on opportunities to practice social skills, physical aptitude and increase motivation. These activities can provide the basis for increased self-confidence for your child.

April 23, 2007


Autism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright are profiled in an article in the August issue of Town and Country magazine entitled "Autism's Angels." In the article, the Wrights discuss their reasons for founding Autism Speaks and the organization's mission.

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Town and Country Profiles Bob and Susan Wright, Other 'Autism Angels"
April 23, 2007

At its June 13th quarterly meeting Autism Speaks' Board of Directors formed a Family Services Committee. The role of the Committee will be to advise the foundation regarding its role on matters not being addressed through Autism Speaks' current efforts in research and awareness. Areas to be pursued include education, litigation, treatments, insurance and medical care. Board Member Lilly Tartikoff will serve as Chair and will be joined on the Family Services Committee by fellow Board Members Dr. Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom, Andrew Conrad, Brian Kelly, and Gary Mayerson.

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Autism Speaks Forms Family Services Committee
April 23, 2007

“Where can I take my child to be evaluated for autism?”
“Who do I call to get Early Intervention services for my child?”
“Where can I find a support group in my area?”
“Where do I find support services for my adult child with autism?”

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Family Services Committee Developing Nationwide Online Resource Database
Back-to-School Campaign Features In-Store Appearances, Window Displays
April 23, 2007


Bloomingdale's and Geffen recording artist Joanna are teaming up in a back-to-school push in support of Autism Speaks. The 19-year old singer, whose debut album hits the airwaves August 15, 2006, is featured in the flagship store's Lexington Avenue windows as part of its upcoming back-to-school fashion campaign. On September 9, Joanna will make in-store appearances at both the 59th Street location and at the Roosevelt Field store.

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Bloomingdale's and Joanna Team Up to Support Autism Speaks
Share of Proceeds From Sales Go To Autism Speaks
April 23, 2007

Watering Can Press has announced the release of "The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism". Half of all profits from the book's sale will be donated to Autism Speaks.

The interactive book uses narrative, activities, conversation starters and journal exercises to help children ages 6 to 12 learn more about autism, develop understanding for people

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Current News, Autism Acceptance Book