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Autism Speaks

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!!

Autism psychiatrist urges public not to associate a single person’s action with the larger autism community
July 12, 2013

The words autism and terrorism are sharing headlines this week after a defense lawyer told the Associated Press that his client – caught boarding a plane on his way to fight with al-Qaida – is a mixed-up teenager with autism who didn’t understand the gravity of what he was doing.

July 11, 2013

On July 23rd Autism Speaks launches a national program to further strengthen our partnership with those who matter most…our community.

Throughout the coming months leaders of Autism Speaks will be meeting with families around the country to offer guidance and information, and most of all to listen.

The first get together will be on July 23rd in our New York offices when a group of family members sit down with our Chief Science Officer Dr. Rob Ring from 2:30 to 4pm ET.

July 11, 2013

In this recently posted YouTube music video, rapper and day habilitation specialist Marquis Julien performs “I am Abled,” a song inspired by his brother Mariano who has autism as well as all the young adults with special needs he works with at the Nyack Studio Arts day program run by services provider Jawonio in Nyack, New York.

Definitive Look at Inherited and De Novo Genetic Mutations and Risk Genes Found in Half of the Families Tested Holds Promise for Future Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

A collaborative formed by Autism Speaks has sequencing entire genome of individuals with autism and their family members.

July 11, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y., (July 11, 2013) – A collaborative formed by Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, has found full genome sequencing examining the entire DNA code of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members to provide the definitive look at the wide ranging genetic variations associated with ASD.