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World Autism Awareness Day 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? Drexel University researchers say “yes,” based on their More...
As we head into the second half of Autism Awareness Month with  great momentum, Autism Speaks hit the streets across America to express our gratitude to our corporate partners for helping shine a light on autism this April.  We visited hundreds of stores to send a personal thank you for More...
In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month, countless individuals gave their time and talents to help light the world blue. We wanted to devote this space to thanking everyone who helped make this year's Light it Up Blue an historic awareness event.  We know More...
This is a post by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum and an Autism Family Partner at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Kim is also the author of a blog about her two children with autism, at autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com. Kim More...
Autism Speaks Co-Founders Suzanne and Bob Wright gave a series of interviews to kick off Autism Awareness Month. See video and find links below.   Andrea Mitchell Reports - Air date April 2 The Wrights spoke with Andrea Mitchell about World Autism Awareness Day, the Light It Up Blue campaign More...
April 4 - Autism Speaks Co-founder Bob Wright appeared on Bloomberg TV's "Street Smart" on April 3. Wright and host Alix Steel discussed the future needs of children living with autism, the importance of raising awareness, the role of the federal government and Autism Speaks's new More...
(April 3, 2014) -- Last night, the NBA on ESPN's game between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks, featured a video PSA  highlighting Autism Speaks and World Autism Awareness Day. The video also highlighted 3-time all star Brooklyn Nets point guard and Autism Speaks Ambassador Deron More...
April 3, 2014 Empire State Building - New York (photo by Chae Kihn) TImes Square - New York (photo by Chae Kihn) 30 Rockefeller Center - New York (photo by Chae Kihn) Blue Cross Blue Shield Building - Chicago (photo by Milosh Kosanovich)  The Bean -   More...
April 2, 2014 - Autism Speaks President Liz Feld appeared on MSNBC's Jansing & Co. to discuss the CDC's new autism prevalence numbers, World Autism Awareness Day and Light It Up Blue.     See how people all over the world participated in Light It Up Blue for Autism More...
New York, NY (April 2, 2014) - Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright rang the NYSE Closing Bell in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, along with Autism Speaks President Liz Feld, IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. President and NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer, Autism More...