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April 16, 2013

The thoughts and prayers of all of us at Autism Speaks go out to the people of Boston, Massachusetts in the wake of the tragedy that occurred recently, especially the victims and their families. The devastation has been felt by people across the country and the world as we struggle to understand and deal with this horrible event. It is often particularly difficult for children with autism to fully understand such tragic situations and the feelings of grief and loss associated with them.

December 21, 2012

 

In a statement released to the public on Friday, December 21, 2012, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) wishes to express their deepest sympathy and support for the families and community affected by the terrible tragedy that took place in Newtown, Connecticut.

To read the statement please visit the IACC website at here.

Helping a Child Living with Autism to Deal with the Newtown School Tragedy

By Dr. Peter Faustino and Dr. Andrew Livanis

In the wake of the tragic events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES), children all over the country are asking questions.