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August 16, 2014

NANTUCKET, MA (August 16, 2014) -- It was a perfect day for a walk on the beach at the Eighth Annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks Walk on Nantucket. They gathered early at Jetties Beach to make the almost two mile trek for the three million Americans affected by autism.

August 14, 2014

(August 14, 2014) - The tragic death of beloved actor Robin Williams earlier this week has led to a surge in calls to crisis support hotlines. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline saw the greatest number of calls in its history Monday, the day Williams passed away.

August 14, 2014

(August 14, 2014) -- Mary MacCracken passed away due to complications of melanoma at the age of 88 on July 23 in Hanover, NH. MacCracken was known for her innovative approaches to teaching students with cognitive disabilities. She started her work in the special education field in the late 1960's as a once-a-week volunteer and later wrote several memoirs and books about her work that attracted the interest of several television producers.

Scherer will head the world’s largest database of complete genomic information on individuals with ASD and their families.

August 14, 2014

Toronto, Ontario (August 14, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, has named renowned Canadian geneticist Stephen Scherer, Ph.D., D.Sc., FRSC, as director of the Autism Speaks Ten Thousand Genomes Program (AUT10K), a collaborative to develop the world’s largest database of complete genomic information on individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members.