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Learn the Signs, Act Early Aimed at Early Detection of Autism & Other Developmental Disorders
April 23, 2007

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a national campaign to increase awareness and action in identifying children at risk for autism and other developmental disorders.

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Autism Speaks, Get Involved, In the News, NAAR Archive, NAAR Partners on New CDC Awareness Campaign
September 13, 2007


On September 12, 2007, New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine signed into law a package of seven bills relating to autism spectrum disorders.

“Today, we are enhancing New Jersey's pioneer status in the fight against autism spectrum disorders by bolstering our arsenal of programs, training, education, and research,” said Governor Jon S. Corzine. “This is an opportunity for New Jersey to become a model for other states in researching the nature of autism and its causes as well as in treating those with these disorders.”

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Current News, NJ Governor Signs Bill Package for Autism Services
Autism Every Day' Greeted Favorably by Critics after Sundance Screening
April 23, 2007


The world premiere of full-length documentary “Autism Every Day” at the Sundance Film Festival (more here) drew praise from film critics in the United States and abroad.

Here's a sample of their comments:

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Current News, Documentary on Autism Called 'Incisive,' 'Sensitive'
Sold-out Screening Followed by Panel Featuring Filmmaker, Producers, and Parents of Children with Autism;
April 23, 2007


(l-r) Alison Singer, Suzanne Wright, Lauren Thierry, Jesse Mojica, Katie Wright, Michelle Burns, Bob Wright at screening (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images)

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Current News, 'Autism Every Day' Premieres at Sundance

Autism Speaks' multi-year Ad Council public service advertising campaign stresses the importance of recognizing the early signs of autism and seeking early intervention services. The multi-media campaign, which includes television, radio, print and internet advertising, aims to motivate parents and caregivers of children aged 0-6 to learn the signs of autism

See examples of the television ads below.

"Maybe" - Eye Contact

Ad Council Spot to Appear Before Every Film Shown During the Week of April 6-12

Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, and Reg

April 23, 2007

(NEW YORK, NY – Jan. 25, 2007) – Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, and Regal Entertainment Group today announced that they are joining forces to spread awareness about autism, a disorder that now affects one in every 166 children.

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Autism Speaks, Press Updates, Autism Speaks and Regal Entertainment Group Team Up to Bring Public Service Ads to more than 6,300 Screens During Autism Awareness Month
PSAs Produced in Conjunction with the Ad Council Implore Parents to Learn the Signs of Autism

Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, and Reg

April 06, 2007

(NEW YORK, NY - April 6, 2007) - Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, and Regal Entertainment Group today announced that they are joining forces to spread awareness about autism, a disorder that now affects one in every 150 children.

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Autism Speaks, Press Updates, Autism Speaks Public Service Announcements Debut Today in Regal Cinemas