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First-ever large scale autism travel practice event at JFK Airport draws 300 people from the autism community --

First autism travel practice event of its kind held at New York’s JFK Airport. The event was sponsored in part by Wyndham Worldwide

September 24, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 24, 2013) – Autism Speaks and JetBlue Airways in partnership with Port Authority and TSA, on Saturday, September 21, hosted more than 300 people during Blue Horizons for Autism. This was the first autism travel practice event of its kind held at New York’s JFK Airport. The event was sponsored in part by Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world’s largest hospitality companies.

Cher, Jack Black, Peter Dinklage, Bryan Cranston, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Mark Hamill, Vin Scully, Michael Dorn and Adam West Lend Their Voices to Fundraising Campaign

Exciting fundraising effort will give fans the opportunity to order a limited number of custom-recorded messages from celebrities

September 23, 2013

Fans Can Get a Customized Recorded Message from Their Favorite Celebrity by Making a $299 Donation to Support Autism Research and Advocacy

Postdoctoral Fellowships Program Renamed Meixner Translational Postdoctoral Fellowships in Honor of Charles Meixner’s Legacy

Autism Speaks announced the estate of Charles Meixner donated $3 million to support Autism Speaks’ Translational Research Initiative

August 07, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 7, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that the estate of Charles Meixner has donated $3 million to support Autism Speaks’ Translational Research Initiative in the hopes of accelerating the discovery of treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). An initial distribution of $1.75 million from the gift will fund Autism Speaks’ translational postdoctoral fellowships, which invests in rising talent within the autism research community.

Definitive Look at Inherited and De Novo Genetic Mutations and Risk Genes Found in Half of the Families Tested Holds Promise for Future Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

A collaborative formed by Autism Speaks has sequencing entire genome of individuals with autism and their family members.

July 11, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y., (July 11, 2013) – A collaborative formed by Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, has found full genome sequencing examining the entire DNA code of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members to provide the definitive look at the wide ranging genetic variations associated with ASD.

Ground-breaking projects include a targeted grant on dementia and autism as well as six career-launching postdoctoral fellowships

Awards announced totaling $685,968 funding new research in areas of high priority that will advance understanding and treatment

June 26, 2013

New York, N.Y. (June 26, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced awards totaling $685,968 funding new research in areas of high priority that will advance understanding and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The new funding includes six translational postdoctoral fellowships and a study on dementia in older persons with autism.

Collaboration to address racial disparities, lower the age of diagnosis and improve access to services to improve outcomes for children with autism

Autism Speaks and the National Black Church Initiative announced their new collaboration to reduce the average age of diagnosis

June 21, 2013

New York, N.Y. (June 21, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, and the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), today announced their new collaboration seeking to reduce the average age of diagnosis and to increase access to high-quality early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the African American community. The collaboration will be piloted in 150 churches in the greater Atlanta area as part of the Autism Speaks Early Access to Care initiative.

AMC offers movie-goers another opportunity to see the biggest recent blockbusters on the big screen and support medical charities

AMC Theatres® is proud to announce the launch the AMC Summer Nights program. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Autism Speaks

June 19, 2013

Kansas City, Mo. (June 17, 2013) – AMC Theatres® is proud to announce the launch the AMC Summer Nights program, which will offer some of the past year’s biggest movies for just $3, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Will Rogers Institute, the Autism Society of America and Autism Speaks.

Respected autism and neurodevelopmental disorders researcher and executive was previously vice president of translational research

June 13, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (JUNE 13, 2013) – Robert H. Ring, Ph.D., a respected autism and neurodevelopmental disorders researcher and executive, has been named Chief Science Officer of Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.

Ring, who is currently Autism Speaks' vice president of translational research, has devoted his entire career to improving the lives of people affected by mental health disorders, with specific focus on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) during the last seven years.  He replaces Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D.

Sponsorship of the Walk Now for Autism Speaks Program Continues Throughout 2013, Including Virtual “Walk With Geoffrey”

Toys“R”Us, Inc. announced that it raised more than $2 million during its in-store and store and online fundraising campaign

May 06, 2013

WAYNE, NJ (May 6, 2013) – Today, Toys“R”Us, Inc. announced that it raised more than $2 million across the U.S. and Canada during its seventh consecutive in-store and online fundraising campaign to benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. In addition, individuals nationwide are still being invited to join a Walk Now For Autism Speaks event in their local community, or “Walk With Geoffrey” online and personally fundraise for Autism Speaks.