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World Autism Awareness Day 2013

Media Coverage of World Autism Awareness Day 2013

Media coverage of events from World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, 2013, including interviews with Autism Speaks Co-More...

Light It Up Blue – Photos From Around The World

Check out great photos of the thousands of buildings and landmarks that went blue on World Autism Awareness Day. More...

This blog post was written by Her Excellency First Lady Mrs. Margareta Timofti, Wife of the President of the Republic of Moldova who is attending our Sixth Annual World Focus on Autism event this Thursday, September 26th. Watch a live Ustream of the event here.  *World Autism Awareness More...
On May 30, the executive board of the World Health Assembly adopted the resolution “Comprehensive and Coordinated Efforts for the Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders” (ASD). The assembly is the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO). The resolution was co-sponsored More...
The Boston Red Sox hosted more than 900 individuals, families and supporters of the autism community on Autism Awareness Day at Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday as part of Major League Baseball’s partnership with Autism Speaks. The Red Sox beat the Houston Astros, 6-1, on a glorious, sunny More...
The Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us 2013 Autism Speaks fundraising in-store campaign “Shine A Light For Autism” ends in a few days, on April 30.  Please visit a store near you or visit their website at www.Toysrus.com/AutismSpeaks. One hundred percent of More...
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 More...
Brooklyn Nets star Deron Williams has teamed up with Autism Speaks, in partnership with his own foundation, Point of Hope, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for research. Autism is Deron’s personal cause after his son DJ was diagnosed nearly two years ago. Read more from USA Today. More...
This guest post is by Autism Speaks Staffer Sam Shaughnessy. Sam has been monumental this month in helping us spread the word about Light It Up Blue on our World Autism Awareness Day Facebook Page. Here Sam shares a story about some of the photos that have been coming in. #1: Luke It started with More...
On April 18, in recognition of his leadership and commitment to the disabilities community, the George H.W. Bush Memorial Statue at Sesquicentennial Park in Houston was illuminated blue as part of Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue campaign. In addition, Mayor Annise Parker declared April 2 More...
The world of motorsports has been making a lot noise to raise awareness and help us Light It Up Blue during Autism Awareness Month. We’ve seen everything from awesome Autism Speaks paint schemes to car crushing monster trucks sporting our puzzle piece logo to racing teams and fans alike More...
The all-star Light Up the Blues Concert—an evening of music benefiting Autism Speaks, hosted by Kristen and Stephen Stills and emceed by Jack Black at Club Nokia on April 13 was a night of monumental success!  The evening raised over $250,000 for children with autism and other special More...