autism awareness

WABC's "Up Close" on Autism Awareness in Wake of Avonte Oquendo Case

(April 13, 2014) - This morning, WABC-TV New York's  “Up Close” looked at  the importance of autism awareness and support for people with autism and their families in the wake of the disappearance and death of Avonte Oque... More...

Major League Baseball Announces League-Wide Awareness Effort During Autism Awareness Month

All 30 Clubs to Select One Home Game to Support the Initiative ... More...

Sesame Workshop Joins Forces with Autism Speaks to Develop Autism Initiative

April 2, 2014 (New York, NY) – Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, announced today that it is joining forces with ... More...

Autism Speaks, The Home Depot and Philips Team Up To Shine a Light On World Autism Awareness Day

NEW YORK, N.Y. (March 17, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, The Home Depot and ... More...

Man with Autism Killed by Punch to the Head

Andrew Young, a 40-year-old with autism from England, lost his life after a single punch to the head last November. The punch was thrown during an argument between Young and a man named Lewis Gill. The men were arguing about riding a bicycle on th... More...

A Vintage Car Rally For Charity

There are so many ways to raise awareness and funds for Autism Speaks: some people dye their hair blue on April 2; some people run marathons or compete in Iron Man; and some people blaze trails on the road. 

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Autism Speaks Brings Autism Awareness to the Forefront at First-Ever World Meeting of Disabilities

GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR (November 27, 2013) – On November 25th and 26th, Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, participated in the first-ever World Meeting of Disabilitie... More...

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