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Public invited to live streaming of IMFAR press conference; daily news reports and blogs
May 01, 2013

Autism Speaks is pleased to be a continuing sponsor of the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). This year’s annual meeting is being held in San Sebastian, Spain, May 2 – 4.

April 03, 2013

Autism Speaks co-hosts UN panel on social, economic and public health challenges faced by individuals, families and societies worldwide

 

Ban Soon-taek, spouse of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, delivered a videotaped message to help open the World Autism Awareness Day panel discussion at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

 

The Heart of Autism initiative highlights the work of kind and compassionate individuals on the autism spectrum who give back to the autism community!

We love hearing stories from family and friends, through emails and in the news, about the generosity shown by so many to our loved ones with autism. But the stories that touch us the most are perhaps the ones we hear about the least: stories about people with autism helping other people with autism.

It has been suggested that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are especially vulnerable to bullying. The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) is now sharing initial results of a national survey on the bullying experiences of children on the autism spectrum.

Faith is a very important part of life for so many families in the autism community. Many of these families often feel held back from becoming a part of their religious community because of their child's diagnosis. They might feel excluded, or just assume that they won't be supported or accepted. 

Our hope is that all families affected by autism may be welcomed in their house of worship, and able to become active participants in their faith community. We have put together a list of resources that families and faith leaders may find helpful. 

Share of Proceeds From Sales Go To Autism Speaks
April 23, 2007

Watering Can Press has announced the release of "The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism". Half of all profits from the book's sale will be donated to Autism Speaks.

The interactive book uses narrative, activities, conversation starters and journal exercises to help children ages 6 to 12 learn more about autism, develop understanding for people

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