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One Month After Launch, Interactive Autism Network Reports 13,000 Registered Participants Eager to Accelerate Autism Research

May 11, 2007


The Interactive Autism Network (IAN)—the first national online autism registry, spearheaded by the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and funded by a grant from Autism Speaks—has registered an unprecedented number of individuals and families living with autism. Never before have researchers been offered access to such a large pool of family-provided data on this puzzling disorder. In only one month, IAN (www.IANproject.org) has achieved significant milestones:

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Environmental Connections: A Deeper Look into Mental Illness

August 26, 2007


Today, advances in epidemiology and brain imaging are allowing new views of the environment's role in mental illness to emerge. The traditional thinking in environmental health has historically viewed environmental threats in the context of infectious agents, pollutants, and other exogenous factors that influence the individual's physical surroundings.

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Star Patrick Dempsey Takes 11th Place Driving the Autism Speaks #29
August 23, 2007


Patrick Dempsey got behind the wheel of the Autism Speaks #29 Mazda MX-5 racecar at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières in Quebec on August 19, 2007 and drove his way to 11th place out of 29-cars.

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Auction of Rare Corvette Raises $121,000 for Autism Speaks

October 03, 2006

A rare Corvette Z06, donated by General Motors, raised $121,000 for Autism Speaks this past weekend at the 2007 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction. Car collector John O'Quinn of Houston, Texas, was the winning bidder, with a final bid of $110,000. The final amount of the donation includes a 10% buyers premium.

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Wrights Visit Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

October 21, 2007

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Autism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright visited the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York on May 10, 2007 to review the latest autism research with Nobel Prize Winner Dr. James Watson.

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Museum Hosts Autism Every Day Screening

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July 13, 2007

On Thursday, July 12, Robert and Jackie Harris and the Children's Museum of the East End hosted a cocktail reception and screening of "Autism Every Day" for 75 guests in Bridgehampton, New York. Autism Speaks co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright introduced the film and participated in a post-screening Q&A session with Autism Speaks board member Laura Slatkin, Michele Pierce Burns and Jesse and Ana Mojica.

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Autism Speaks UK Visits House of Commons

May 25, 2007


Autism Speaks UK held its second annual reception at the House of Commons in London on May 23, 2007. Dame Stephanie Shirley, founder of Autism Speaks UK, addressed the crowd of scientists, doctors, parents and members of Parliament, sharing highlights from the past year and challenges for years ahead.

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