On Monday night in Atlanta, a small group of parents gathered for a casual roundtable-style discussion with Alycia Halladay, Autism Speaks senior director, environmental and clinical sciences. A total of seven parents of children with autism of varying in ages shared their stories and voiced their concerns for the future of their child.
NAAR is currently looking for “Parents as Partners in Research” —families willing to participate in the Autism Genome Project (AGP). AGP is the largest study ever conducted to find the genes associated with inherited risk for autism.
An article in the The New York Times on March 18 features Autism Speaks President Mark Roithmayr, who says "I'm not a famous person, but my lapel pin makes me feel like one," and describes his encounters with people he meets while traveling and wearing the Autism Speaks Puzzle Pin in his lapel. Click here to read the article from the New York Times.