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"Be Safe" Campaign in LA Teaches People with Autism about Safety

July 01, 2014

(July 1, 2014) - An article in today's LA Times features Emily Iland, the mother of a 30-year-old son with autism and an advocate for all in the autism community. As part of a program with the Autism Society of Los Angeles, Iland works tirelessly to make sure individuals with autism like her son don't become law enforcement statistics.

Autism Speaks to Provide Funding for “Big Red Safety Boxes" for Families of Individuals with Autism

$50,000 in funding awarded to the National Autism Association to provide Big Red Safety Boxes for individuals at risk of wandering.

February 14, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 14, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it has awarded $50,000 in funding to the National Autism Association (NAA) to provide 1500 Big Red Safety Boxes to families of individuals with autism who are at risk of wandering.

Autism Speaks Announces Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Program

New grant program provides funding for scholarships for swimming and water safety lessons for individuals with autism

February 12, 2014

NEW YORK, NY (February 12, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the establishment of the Autism Speaks Scholarship Fund for Swimming and Water Safety. The new grant program provides funding for eligible local service providers to offer scholarships for swimming and water safety lessons to individuals with autism.