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Darien, Conn., Superintendent Resigns After Special Ed Investigation

October 23, 2013

Darien, Conn., schools Superintendent Dr. Steven Falcone submitted his resignation on the heels of a state investigation that found the school district broke state and federal special education laws.

The investigation, prompted by complaints from 24 parents, found that the district changed specially-tailored education programs for some students without consent from their parents—a violation of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Eagle Scout Films Public Service Announcement Video About Life with Autism

August 28, 2013

Seventeen-year-old Josh Thorton of Madera, Calif, made a public service annoucement (PSA) as part of his Eagle Scout project. His video was meant to help people see through the eyes of someone with autism and to help educate the community around him. This video was part of their Eagle Scout's annual service project. 

 

Autism Speaks Awards Over $1 Million in Family Services Community Grants in U.S., Canada

53 Community Organizations Across 2 Countries Benefit

Autism Speaks announced the award of over $1 million in grants to directly support the innovative work of autism service providers.

January 24, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (January 24, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism advocacy organization, today announced the award of over $1 million in grants to directly support the innovative work of autism service providers in dozens of communities across the United States and Canada. The awards raise the total amount of Family Services Community Grants awarded by Autism Speaks to $2.9 million in the United States and over $1 million in Canada.

Town & Country Magazine Profiles Leaders

April 23, 2007


Autism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright are profiled in an article in the August issue of Town and Country magazine entitled "Autism's Angels." In the article, the Wrights discuss their reasons for founding Autism Speaks and the organization's mission.

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Town and Country Profiles Bob and Susan Wright, Other 'Autism Angels"

Autism Speaks Forms Family Services Committee

April 23, 2007

At its June 13th quarterly meeting Autism Speaks' Board of Directors formed a Family Services Committee. The role of the Committee will be to advise the foundation regarding its role on matters not being addressed through Autism Speaks' current efforts in research and awareness. Areas to be pursued include education, litigation, treatments, insurance and medical care. Board Member Lilly Tartikoff will serve as Chair and will be joined on the Family Services Committee by fellow Board Members Dr. Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom, Andrew Conrad, Brian Kelly, and Gary Mayerson.

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Family Services Committee Developing Nationwide Online Resource Database

April 23, 2007

“Where can I take my child to be evaluated for autism?”
“Who do I call to get Early Intervention services for my child?”
“Where can I find a support group in my area?”
“Where do I find support services for my adult child with autism?”

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Family Services Committee Developing Nationwide Online Resource Database

Bloomingdale's and Joanna Team Up to Support Autism Speaks

Back-to-School Campaign Features In-Store Appearances, Window Displays
April 23, 2007


Bloomingdale's and Geffen recording artist Joanna are teaming up in a back-to-school push in support of Autism Speaks. The 19-year old singer, whose debut album hits the airwaves August 15, 2006, is featured in the flagship store's Lexington Avenue windows as part of its upcoming back-to-school fashion campaign. On September 9, Joanna will make in-store appearances at both the 59th Street location and at the Roosevelt Field store.

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Bloomingdale's and Joanna Team Up to Support Autism Speaks