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Congratulations to our Hacking Autism App Contest Winners

During the past month and a half, we have been working with AT&T to crowdsource the most empowering and helpful app ideas for the autism community.  More than 230 community members submitted their ideas through the Autism Speaks Facebook page.  After nearly 1,200 votes, a total of 12 winners were selected, three in each of four categories: verbal, non-verbal, school-aged and adult.  Today, we're excited to announce our winners, each of which are receiving a waterproof Pantech Element tablet from AT&T while the ide

B'Nai Brith Youth Organization's International Convention

This post is by Shawnie Keenan, Autism Speaks Field Development Manager

On Friday, February 15th over two dozen teenagers visited us at Autism Speaks' Washington, DC office while in town for the B'Nai Brith Youth Organization's International Convention 2013. The conference attracted more than 2,000 Jewish teen leaders, alumni, advisors, staff and philanthropists from 18 countries. Our visitors chose us as the site of their convention day of service.

"Your Child" by Jennifer Shaw - A Song to Celebrate Life

Sensory Processing Disorder is closely aligned with autism in that most autistic children have significant struggles with SPD. The following was written by Jennifer Shaw whose son was diagnosed with SPD. Jennifer is a speaker, singer, songwriter, and author of the book Life Not Typical: How Special Needs Parenting Changed My Faith and My Song, an Autism Speaks resource. Visit her online at