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Autism Speaks Board Member Gary Mayerson Filed Amicus Brief in Support of the Case
July 09, 2014

July 9, 2014 - In an international custody dispute, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a young boy with "severe" autism may remain in the United States with his mother and his brother so that he can continue to receive ABA therapy. The court determined that if the child were to return to Italy as the father wished, the child would face a "grave risk of harm" as necessary therapies are not widely available.

May 23, 2014

(May 23, 2014) - A mother in Peekskill, New York has filed a $3 Million lawsuit against the Westchester Medical Center (WMC) alleging that during the course of a surgical procedure, her nine-year-old son "R.J.", who is diagnosed with autism, was slapped across the face by one of the hospital's nurses.

BBDO Worldwide President and CEO Andrew Robertson is an Autism Speaks Board Member
April 28, 2014

(April 28, 2014) -  BBDO New York brought together three of its clients to help deliver a one-of-a-kind, onetime :60 commercial message designed to help raise awareness of autism and encourage parents to look for early signs.  Andrew Robertson, President and CEO of BBDO Worldwide, is a member of the Board of Directors of Autism Speaks,

April 24, 2014

(April 24, 2014) - Laura Slatkin, the Founder and CEO of NEST Fragrances and a member of the Autism Speaks Board of Directors, visited Chicago today as part her Blue Garden tour. Slatkin is visiting Neiman Marcus stores across the country to meet walkers from Walk Now for Autism Speaks events and share NEST Fragrances' Blue Garden candle. Sales of the Blue Garden candle benefit Autism Speaks.

April 14, 2014

(April 14, 2014) - Laura Slatkin, the Founder and CEO of NEST Fragrances and a member of the Autism Speaks Board of Directors, kicked off her Blue Garden tour on Saturday at Neiman Marcus in King of Prussia, Penn. Slatkin is visiting Neiman Marcus stores across the country to meet walkers from Walk Now for Autism Speaks events and share NEST Fragrances' Blue Garden candle. Sales of the Blue Garden candle benefit Autism Speaks.

February 01, 2014

New York (February 1, 2014) - HollyRod Foundation and Autism Speaks held the first annual Super Kid Honors Pre-Game Celebration! today at Joe's Crab Shack in Harlem. Holly Robinson Peete, co-founder of HollyRod and an Autism Speaks board member joined Autism Speaks President Liz Feld and Joe's Crab Shack President Jim Mazany to host the fundraising event. Saxophonist Mike Philips provided entertainment.