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2004 National Young Leadership Awards

The National Alliance for Autism Research is Proud to Announce our Award Recipients
April 23, 2007

2004 National Young Leadership Award - An "Honor Roll" of those young leaders who have made significant contributions to the National Alliance for Autism Research.

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NAAR Taking Part in 2003 WCD

Will Attend 4th Annual World Congress & Exposition on Disabilitiies in September
April 23, 2007

The National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) is participating in the 4th annual World Congress & Exposition on Disabilities, which takes place September 18-20, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

NAAR's booth number is 809I and will be located in the Non-Profit Pavilion.

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1-Year-Olds Can Show Traits Of Autism, UW Study Finds

NAAR Researcher Highlighted
April 23, 2007


Dr. Geraldine Dawson, a member of NAAR's High Risk Baby Siblings Research Project, recently published a study in the Archives of General Psychiatry which evaluated home videotapes of children with autism to observe early signs and symptoms in autism as well as developmental regression in these children. Besides her involvement in the Baby Sibs Consortium, Dr.

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2003 NAAR Pre-Doctoral Fellow Conducting Autism Survey

Parents Input Requested for Research Inquiry
April 23, 2007

The National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) is pleased to invite parents of children with autism spectrum disorders to take part in a NAAR-funded research project being conducted by Dr. Alice Carter, at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and 2003 NAAR Pre-Doctoral Fellow Jennifer Kuhn.

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Twisted Sister Presents Check to Autism Speaks

October 03, 2007

Today, members of the rock group Twisted Sister, presented a check for more than $17,000 to Autism Speaks, at the VH1 Classic headquarters in New York City. The check represents a portion of the proceeds from “Twisted Christmas”, a holiday CD that benefited Cure Autism Now. The initiative was a part of VH1 Classic's Rock Autism campaign, created to spread awareness and raise funds. Razor & Tie and VH1 Classic Records partnered with Twisted Sister to guarantee a portion of the album's proceeds would benefit CAN.

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Suzanne Wright Addresses Teachers at Nantucket High School

September 05, 2007


Autism Speaks Co-founder Suzanne Wright addressed a group of fifty teachers at Nantucket High School's Professional Development Day on Tuesday, August 28, 2007, and announced the development of an autism resource center at the school. After her speech, she introduced Dr. Ivy Feldman, a clinical psychologist specializing in child psychology and Educational Director at the McCarton School, and Dr. Ann Densmore, a speech and language consultant for private and public schools, who presented on various education techniques.

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Santorum: 'Past Time' for Help on Autism

April 23, 2007


Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania discussed the Combating Autism Act in his weekly column dated June 16, 2006.


Combating Autism
By Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA)

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Autism Speaks Chosen as a Semifinalist for American Express: The Members Project

Cast your vote for “A Cure for Autism”
July 11, 2007


"A Cure for Autism" is one of 50 semifinalists in American Express's Members Project, which aims to unite American Express card members behind one cause. Autism Speaks is the "Fulfilling Organization" for the project, which was submitted by the mother of nine-year-old twin boys with autism. American Express will contribute $1 to the winning project for each card member who registers on the project's website, up to $5 million.

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