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More than $237,000 total awarded to 153 local service providers

First-ever Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund and fifth annual Baker Summer Camp Program recipients announced!

May 06, 2014

NEW YORK, NY (MAY 6, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the recipients of its inaugural Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund, as well as its fifth annual Baker Summer Camp Program.

May 05, 2014

(May 5, 2014) -- Mike Bruno, volleyball coach at Point Park Universtiy in Pittsburgh, ran the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday in honor of his 8-year-old daughter Cassie, who has autism and is blind. Mike, who ran the marathon last year as well, announced that he was running this yearduring an Autism Speaks benefit last November. Mike wanted to spread awareness in a special way for this event, which is how he arrived at the idea to run the marathon blindfolded. 

May 05, 2014

(May 5, 2014) - The Boston Red Sox hosted nearly 1,300 individuals, families and supporters of New England’s autism community on Autism Awareness Day at Fenway Park in Boston on Saturday as part of Major League Baseball’s partnership with Autism Speaks.  The Red Sox beat the Oakland A’s, 6-3, on a clear spring day that began with the team’s special guests—kids, adults and families affected by autism—taking part in the pre-game ceremonies, including throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, performing honorary bat boy duties and announ

May 04, 2014

On Saturday, May 3, Autism Speaks, JetBlue Airways and Pacific Child and Family Associates hosted more than 200 people for a Blue Horizons for Autism airport rehearsal event at Burbank Bob Hope Airport in Los Angeles, Ca. Blue Horizons for Autism provides families and individuals affected by autism with the opportunity to navigate the air travel experience in a realistic, relaxed environment, surrounded by other families in the autism community.