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September 04, 2014

(September 4, 2014) - We at Autism Speaks are sadly well aware of this week’s horrific incidents that have taken place around the world and included the abuse and bullying of individuals with autism, including those in Ohio, Florida and

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September 04, 2014

(September 4, 2014) -- A recent episode of AnimalBytesTV, an online network that features animal-based programming, highlighted the connection between Kamp Kenan, a reptile sanctuacy in South Florida for over 500 turtles, turtoises and other reptiles, and Shannon McDermott, a young girl on the autism spectrum who has a passion for animals. Kamp Kenan was started by former pro BMX rider and sports broadcaster Kenan Harkin.

September 03, 2014

(September 3, 2014) - NBA player Deron Williams is not only a star point guard for the Brooklyn Nets, but he has become an ambassador in the autism community. Deron is featured on the cover of The Resident, a magazine for New Yorkers. Deron opens up to the mazagine about his adopted son DJ who was diagnosed with autism at 18 months.

September 03, 2014

(September 3, 2014) -- Last night, NBC Nightly News national correspondent Kate Snow profiled Michael Brannigan, an award-winning nationally recognized runner who's on the autism spectrum. Michael is currently a senior at Northport High in New York.

September 02, 2014

(September 2, 2014) - The 2014 "30 Under 30: Young Professionals on the Spectrum” campaign has announced Kerry Magro as its winner!

Kerry is Autism Speaks' Social Marketing Coordinator and the founder of KFM Making a Difference in the Community. He is also a motivational speaker, a mentor and consultant for children and young adults with autism, as well as a fundraiser for affordable housing for individuals with special needs.

August 28, 2014

(August 28, 2014) - A teen’s wish became a reality. Sean Anderson is an 18-year-old from Tooele, Utah who has muscular dystrophy and autism. He can’t speak much and he requires a ventilator and oxygen to breathe.

Sean has always wanted to feel the sensation of flying but that was never a possibilty due to all the equipment he needs around at all times. But recently AirMed and the Make-a-Wish Foundation partnered to give Sean a ride in a helicopter.