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Acclaimed artist and Grammy nominated songwriter Seth Glier is set to head off on a nationwide tour in support of his breathtaking upcoming release, "Things I Should Let You Know". In the months leading up to April (Autism Awareness Month), Seth will speak openly at every stop on the tour about his personal connection with Autism and will provide his fans with an easy way to contribute via his personal fundraising page.

This post is by Deb Sullivan Gravelle, Executive Director, Extreme Sports Camp. Her contact information is

The Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) has designated the Autism Skis program at Extreme Sports Camp an accredited ski school. ESC, located in Aspen, Colorado, is the first autism-specific program in the country to receive this certification.  The PSIA is the national sport governing body for skiing. It provides training standards and instructor certifications in the United States.

We asked the autism community to send us photos showing how they celebrate their loved ones during the holidays or anytime, and the response was beyond enthusiastic. This video is from us to all of you and the people who brighten your lives. Happy holidays from all of us at Autism Speaks!

My Name is David is an animated short film from one of the animators of Robot Chicken, Matt Manning, that depicts a young student's speech to his fellow classmates about his autism. The film features the actual words and voice of the author of the speech,14-year-old David Shapiro Sharif. Sharif's speech aims not only to educate children and adults about autism but also to give a voice to the more than one million young men and women with autism in schools throughout the country. You can watch the video on YouTube here.