Thousands of dedicated walkers made Walk Now For Autism Speaks events a huge success this weekend! Three big cities held Walks Saturday and we also had runners in Sunday's ING New York City Marathon raisng funds and awareness for the Autism Speaks mission.
Thousands of walkers turned out to Walk Now For Autism Speaks events this weekend! Three locations held Walks Saturday, and two more took place Sunday to raise funds and awareness for the Autism Speaks mission.
Community Resources, a group home in Staten Island, has been reported to New York State for abuse as well as 'serious deficiencies".
Community Resources declined request for an interview, but in a statement says their group homes are among the highest rated in the state. The agency says the deficiencies discovered by inspectors were "promptly addressed and approved."
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Our Lady Queen of Peace in Staten Island, NY held its annual "Read-a-thon" to help kids in need. The entire student body, from kindergarten through eighth grade, read and collect change (Pennies from Heaven!) over a four week period. At the request of a seventh grader, this year's campaign will be for autistic children, as four children in the school have siblings with autism.
In 2000, NAAR became the first non-governmental organization to break the $1 million mark for funding autism research and committed approximately $1.5 million to fund 19 pilot studies and two mentor-based fellowships in autism research taking place in the United States and Spain.