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In Memoriam: Jerry Shestack

August 22, 2011

All of us at Autism Speaks mourn the loss of Jerome J. Shestack, father of Cure Autism Now co-founder Jonathan Shestack. He was a well-known human rights lawyer from Philadelphia, who also served as president of the American Bar Association in 1997-98. In 1979, Jerry was appointed Ambassador to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights by President Jimmy Carter. He is credited with helping to create the first human rights bloc in U.N. History.

Cure Autism Now Announces 2007 Pilot Project and Young Investigator Grants

September 12, 2007
Each Fall the Cure Autism Now Science Program advisory boards meet to review the latest round of

Young Investigator and Pilot Project grants for the upcoming year. In 2006, our tenth year of offering these awards, Cure Autism Now received a record number of grant requests. Looking at our grant program overall, the number of applications has quadrupled in a mere two years, providing a stunning index of the intensity of the increased focus on autism within the research community.



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Cure Autism Now Holds Annual Autism Research Summit Meeting

Meeting Tackles the Role of the Immune System in Autism
September 11, 2007



On January 25 and 26, the first ever Autism and Immunology Workshop took place in Pasadena, Calif. on the campus of the California Institute of Technology. Organized by Cure Autism Now, and co-sponsored by Autism Speaks and a donation from Mr.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research, CAN Holds Annual Autism Research Summit Meeting

Cure Autism Now and Autism Speaks Applaud Approval of the Combating Autism Act by United States House of Representatives

Landmark Legislation Authorizing Nearly $1 Billion in Autism Funding Now Moves Back to the Senate for Prompt Action

(NEW YORK, NY – December 6, 2006) –Leadership of Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now, nonprofit organizations dedicated to in

August 20, 2007


(NEW YORK, NY – December 6, 2006) –Leadership of Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now, nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, today applauded the passage in the United States House of Representatives of the Combating Autism Act (S. 843). The bill authorizes nearly 1 billion dollars over the next five years to combat autism through research, screening, early detection and early intervention. The new legislation will increase federal spending on autism by at least 50 percent.

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Autism Speaks, Press Updates, Cure Autism Now and Autism Speaks Applaud Approval of the Combating Autism Ac

Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now Applaud Presidential Signing of the Combating Autism Act

Landmark Legislation Authorizes Nearly $1 Billion in Autism Funding

Leadership of Cure Autism Now and Autism Speaks, nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money

December 20, 2006

(NEW YORK, NY – December 20, 2006) – Leadership of Cure Autism Now and Autism Speaks, nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, today applauded President Bush's signing of the landmark Combating Autism Act of 2006 (S. 843). The bill – which has the support of all major autism advocacy groups -- authorizes nearly $1 billion over the next five years to combat autism through research, screening, early detection and early intervention.

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Autism Speaks, Press Updates, Autism Speaks and Cure Autistm Now Applaud Presidential Signing of the Combating Autism Act

Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now Complete Merger

Combined Operations of Leading Autism Organizations Will Lead to Enhanced Research, Treatment and Advocacy Programs

Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now (CAN) have completed their merger, uniting the nation's two leading autism advocacy organizations and

February 05, 2007

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Autism Speaks, Press Updates, Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now Complete Merger

Twisted Sister Holiday CD Benefits CAN

September 10, 2007


It's beginning to look a lot like…"A Twisted Christmas"! Rock legends Twisted Sister have released a holiday CD in partnership with VH1 Classic and a portion of proceeds will be donated to Cure Autism Now. The band is currently on tour with dates through Dec. 23 and will appear on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Dec. 13 and on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on Dec. 22.

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