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Autism Speaks offers perspective on new report finding no increased autism risk associated with eating mercury-contaminated fish during pregnancy
July 24, 2013

A new study found no increased risk of autism associated with mothers eating large amounts of mercury-contaminated fish during pregnancy. The researchers tracked the development of children born to Seychelles Islanders, who tend to eat relatively large amounts mercury-contaminated fish. They looked for any link between autism behaviors in the children and mercury levels in the mothers. They found none.

July 23, 2013

Hip hop artist J. Cole recently issued an apology to the autism community for offensive lyrics in the song "Jodeci Freestyle" by Drake and J. Cole.  Yesterday, Drake issued an apology of his own, promising to remove the lyrics from the original song.  On his blog he wrote: "I share responsibility and offer my sincerest apologies for the pain this has caused. Individuals with autism have brilliant and creative minds, and their gifts should not be disparaged or discounted."

 

Addresses Services and Strengths through the Life Span

More than 300 parents, healthcare providers and educators from across the U.S. and around the world will gather in Columbus, Ohio.

July 22, 2013

“Whole Person,” Family-Centered Conference Focused on Strengths to Address the Individual’s and the Family’s Needs on July 26, 2013 – July 27, 2013 at The Hilton Columbus at Easton

July 22, 2013

The hip hop artist J.Cole apologized to the autism community for offensive lyrics in the recently released song "Jodeci Freestyle" by Drake and J.Cole. The apology follows an outcry by people with autism and their families.

In a post on his blog, J. Cole wrote:

July 15, 2013

When Judge Kristin Booth Glen walked into her Manhattan Surrogate's courtroom one day in 2007, she had no idea she was about to challenge the nation's top banks on behalf of tens of thousands of disabled people.

Before her stood lawyer Harvey J. Platt, who was petitioning to become the legal guardian of Mark Christopher Holman, a severely autistic teen who lived in an institution upstate.

July 12, 2013

Here's your chance to participate in the World's Largest Interactive Baseball Theme Park!

Friends of Autism Speaks can purchase T-Mobile All-Star FanFest tickets for a discounted price of $20 ($15 savings). Plus $5 from each ticket purchased goes to support Autism Speaks. Tickets are available for Sunday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 16 at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.

Attractions include: batting cages, radar guns, trading card shows, player autographs, baseball training drills, live music, and much more!!