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Compromise New York Bill Gains Autism Speaks' Support

June 18, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (June 18, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced its support for the compromise worked out between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on the landmark Protection of People with Special Needs Act.

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AS Main Offices
1 East 33rd 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
United States
40° 44' 51.6336" N, 73° 59' 4.1928" W
Start Date: 
Sat, 2012-04-28 (All day)
Event URL: 
Walk Action
Event Contact Name: 
Christine Hart
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CBS Evening News Features New York Walk Chair Jesse Mojica

April 23, 2007

On Monday, May 15, The CBS Evening News broadcast a story profling the family of New York City Walk Chair Jesse Mojica. The story was the first segment of a three-part series on autism by correspondent Steve Hartman. Click here to read the story. Click here for the video version of the story.

Autism Speaks, In the News, Current News, CBS Evening News Features Jesse Mojica

1998 Awards (NAAR)

In 1998, NAAR committed approximately $500,000 in its second year of funding autism research projects and marked the establishment of NAAR's Mentor-based fellowship program. In 1998, NAAR funded 10 pilot studies and 2 mentor-based fellowships in the United States and Canada. Additionally, NAAR was instrumental in funding and establishing the Autism Tissue Program in 1998, a brain tissue donation program dedicated to autism research. NAAR also attracted its first Research Partners and Research Patrons in 1998, which are listed below.

1999 Awards (NAAR)

The 1999 Research Awards marked the third year NAAR funded autism research programs and the first time the organization had funded autism research in Europe. NAAR invested $800,000 in 1999 to fund 14 pilot studies and two mentor-based fellowships in the United States, Russia and Italy.