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Science Weighs In: Autism Awareness Month Has a Huge Positive Impact

Researchers note big uptick in web searches on autism each April; biggest increases since launch of World Autism Awareness Day
June 27, 2014

Each April, World Autism Awareness Day and Light It Up Blue bring blue puzzle pins and lights to communities and TV screens around the world. But does Autism Awareness Month actually increase awareness of autism spectrum disorder?

VIDEO: UN Panel Discussion "Autism: Awareness to Action"

April 01, 2014

(April 1, 2014) -  Today the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the U.N., Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations and Autism Speaks co-hosted a panel discussion, "Autism: Awareness to Action," at the United Nations in New York. Learn more about the event here. The discussion was co-sponsored by the United States Mission to the U.N., Permanent Mission of India to the U.N, Permanent Mission of Chile to the U.N and Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the U.N.

Autism Speaks, The Home Depot and Philips Team Up To Shine a Light On World Autism Awareness Day

The Home Depot Supports Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue Initiative for Third Year with Blue Philips Light Bulbs

The Home Depot will sell three types of blue Philips light bulbs and an Amerelle night light starting March 7

March 14, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (March 17, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, The Home Depot and Philips have partnered to shine a light on autism during Autism Awareness Month in April and World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.

Zoos and Aquariums Participate in 'Zoos Go Blue' for Autism Awareness

Unique Autism Awareness Month Events Give Families Affected by Autism a Day of Fun and Adventure

More than 30 Zoos and aquariums across North America will take part in “Zoos Go Blue” day on April 28

April 24, 2013

New York, N.Y. (April 24, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are partnering to create the first “Zoos Go Blue,” a unique Autism Awareness Month event taking place at more than 30 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across North America on April 28. 

Parade Magazine Profiles Hilfiger Family

April 23, 2013

In its most recent article for Autism Awareness Month, Parade Magazine interviews Autism Speaks Board Members Tommy Hilfiger and his wife, Dee, on blending two families, each affected by autism. With seven kids in total, they have navigated everything from bickering siblings to forging new holiday traditions. The article also discusses the challenges that Alex, now 18, and Kathleen, now 17, will face as they transition to adulthood.