(September 16, 2014) - Autism Speaks is proud to partner with American Graduate Day 2014. American Graduate Day is taking place on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 11 am- 6:00 pm EDT on local media.
(September 16, 2014) - Police in Stamford, Connecticut have arrested the man suspected of stealing money from a man with autism. Steven St. Jacques, 27, admitted to the crime and is being held on $50,000 bond.
This week we are very excited to have launched a new look to our website with new features to enhance the same great content. Our key objectives were to simplify and mobilize. The site is now responsive to a user’s device so our material will look great whether you’re on a smartphone or your desktop computer.
Did you know that 1 in 17 grandparents are affected by autism? September is National Grandparents Month, a time to acknowledge and appreciate grandparents and all of the love and support they bring to our lives. Grandparents often play very important roles in the lives of children with autism.
(September 12, 2014) -- Ohio Governor John Kasich has added his voice to the worldwide condemnation of a bullying incident involving a suburban Cleveland youth with autism who was doused with bodily fluids by a group of youths as an "ice bucket challenge" prank. Police in Bay Village, where the incident occurred, have identified five teens between the ages of 14 and 17 as suspects.
(September 11, 2014) -- NBA star Deron Williams is not just an ordinary basketball player. During his collegiate years he was an All-Big Ten guard and second team All-American at Illinois, and was selected 3rd overall in the 2005 NBA draft. Deron was featured today in YAHOO SPORTS!
Xena the Warrior Dog and her owner Linda Hickey appeared on the Today Show as a finalist in the AHA's "Hero Dog of the Year" competition. Linda talked about how Xena has become a valuable companion to her son Jonny, who is on the autism spectrum. Watch Xena's appearance on Today below.