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Interactive Autism Network

May 20, 2013

In the wake of the tragic events that took place in California, Florida and Ohio in the last week, we’d like to express our heartfelt condolences to the families of Mikaela Lynch, Owen Black and Drew Howell, and also offer thanks to the searchers. Unfortunately, wandering-related tragedies are far too common in the autism community.

November 30, 2012

The UJA-Federation of New York and the Autism Science Foundation are asking adults with ASD (and their parents or guardians) to complete a survey addressing what is going well in daily life, and what is a challenge. The results of this survey will inform decision making with regard to which programs should be expanded and which may no longer be of value.

Many opportunities are available for families to participate in autism research. You can join a clinical trial, enroll in a research study, contribute to our rich genetic database or participate online by adding your family information to a research database. Nearly 90 percent of children with cancer are enrolled in clinical trials--contrasted with only 5 percent of children with autism. Your participation can make a difference in the lives of all who struggle with autism.

September 30, 2008

(Richmond, VA- – September 30, 2008)
Yesterday, Autism Speaks joined with parents in Richmond, Virginia for a hearing before the Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits on the autism insurance reform bill. Members of the autism community from all corners of the Commonwealth filled the hearing room wearing red shirts to show their solidarity in support for this bill.