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Veteran Communications and Government Executive Liz Feld Named President of Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks announced that Liz Feld, a respected executive with a strong track record of accomplishment in both the public and privat

June 19, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (June 19, 2012) -- Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that Liz Feld, a respected executive with a strong track record of accomplishment in both the public and private sectors, has been named the organization’s new president. The appointment, which is effective immediately, was announced by Autism Speaks Co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright. Mark Roithmayr has resigned as president after serving in the position since 2005. 

Autism America Radio Becomes Official Radio Program of National Nonprofit Autism Speaks -- First Show 6/16/12

After a year of autism lifestyle programming featuring autism stars Holly Robinson Peete, Temple Grandin, Ed Asner and many others, Aut

June 13, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA, Jun 13, 2012 -- After a year of autism lifestyle programming featuring autism stars Holly Robinson Peete, Temple Grandin, Ed Asner and many others, Autism America Radio became the official radio show of Autism Speaks on June 9, 2012. Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.

FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks

Start Date: 
Sun, 2012-06-03 13:00

Tune-in to FOX on Sunday, June 3, at 1 p.m., ET, for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks,” taking place at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.  Watch as Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota, and David Gilliland in the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford help raise awareness by featuring special Autism Speaks puzzle piece paint schemes. Driver and autism advocate Jamie Mc Murray will be racing in the No.

Family Services Office Hours

Start Date: 
Wed, 2012-06-13 03:00
End Date: 
Wed, 2012-06-13 04:00

 

Family Services Tool Kits, and the Autism Speaks Resource Guide, an online national database of autism providers and resources searchable by state and zip code.

Family Services Office Hours is designed to quickly provide access to resources that are available and free to the entire autism community.

The Office Hours sessions are staffed by ART coordinators who are specially trained to connect families affected by autism to resources.

Pregnancy, Fever and Autism

May 24, 2012

 

Mothers who recalled having a fever during pregnancy were twice as likely to have a child with autism as were mothers who did not recall such fevers, according to newly published research. However, those mothers who reported taking medication to reduce their fevers did not show this increased risk.