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Kasich Condemns Ohio Bullying Episode, Police Identify Suspects

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.

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.