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Deron Williams Plays an Important Role in The Autism Community

September 11, 2014

(September 18, 2014) -- Autism Speaks was proud to take part in Deron Williams' Celebrity Dodge Barage for the Point of Hope Foundation. Watch the video below for a recap of the event. 

Who Rescued Who: Dog Helps Boy with Autism Find His Voice

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.

Doctoral Candidate Discusses Employment of Adults with Autism

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?

Drew Carey Offers Reward for Ice Bucket Challenge Bullying Arrests

September 08, 2014

(September 8, 2014) - Celebrities are taking to social media to show support for the victim of a bullying incident involving the ice bucket challenge in Ohio. "Price is Right" host Drew Carey tweeted that he would donate $10,000 to help the police investigation into the perpetrators involved in the terrible act against a 15-year-old on the autism spectrum. 

Thousands Turn Out For Autism Speaks' 4 Miles of Hope

September 06, 2014

NEW YORK (Sept. 6, 2014) -- New York’s Central Park was the place to be where over 5,000 runners participated in the 2nd annual Autism Speaks 4 Miles of Hope. The crowd included a dedicated team of 150 runners specifically running and raising money to support the mission of Autism Speaks, with a fundraising total to date of over $40,000.