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August 13, 2012

Susan Senator's son Nat, who is affected by autism, began his love of computers when he was around 8 years-old while looking at family photos on her husband's computer. Nat never seemed comfortable looking or talking to his family, learning that he loved  looking at their faces was a major moment.

As time passed, the laptop didn't intrigue Nat has it once had as his frustration with communication grew. Susan found that not only did she not know how to speak with her son, she didn't know how to listen.

Until Facebook stepped in.

The Autism Speaks U team will be hosting a LIVE Facebook Q&A for college students, on Light It Up Blue and Autism Awareness Month this Thursday, February 16 at 5pm EST/2pm PST. 

Today we are proud to announce that we have reached 1 Million Facebook Fans milestone! We have had the pleasure of watching the page grow and evolve into what it is today. It got us to thinking… what does 1 million fans mean? Those 1 million fans are people who care about autism; people who are looking to share their stories and connect with others; they are people who want to make a difference.

Our 2nd Annual Facebook Halloween Photo Contest was another GREAT success! We received countless submissions and it was so hard to choose a ‘Top 7!’ This year, we were lucky to have our friends at Webkinz provide gift baskets for the winners!
Here are our winners!
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