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September 12, 2014

(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.

Xena the Warrior Dog is one of eight finalists up for the American Humane Association's 2014 "Hero Dog of the Year" award
September 11, 2014

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.

September 09, 2014

(September 9, 2014) -- Like many people on the autism spectrum, Iris Grace Halmshaw faces challenges both emotional and physical. Iris was diagnosed with autism in December 2011, and her parents began looking for ways that would help Iris become more expressive. This past February, her parents brought their daughter a cat.

September 09, 2014

Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro interviewed Tiffany Johnson to discuss her work as a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Business. As a member of the Management & Organization department, she has been using survey and interview data to better understand the workplace experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Kerry Magro: Hey Tiffany! Can you tell our audience a little bit about your background in the field of autism?