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Science Weighs In: Autism Awareness Month Has a Huge Positive Impact

Researchers note big uptick in web searches on autism each April; biggest increases since launch of World Autism Awareness Day
June 27, 2014

Each April, World Autism Awareness Day and Light It Up Blue bring blue puzzle pins and lights to communities and TV screens around the world. But does Autism Awareness Month actually increase awareness of autism spectrum disorder?

WABC's "Up Close" on Autism Awareness in Wake of Avonte Oquendo Case

April 13, 2014

(April 13, 2014) - This morning, WABC-TV New York's  “Up Close” looked at  the importance of autism awareness and support for people with autism and their families in the wake of the disappearance and death of Avonte Oquendo. First, WABC's Bill Ritter spoke with Vanessa Fontaine, Avonte's mother, and her attorney, David Perecman.