Awareness

Kerry's Korner #15: IMFAR: Heather Brown's Story

In this episode, I feature the International Meeting For Autism Research 2012, or IMFAR, which was held in Toronto, Ontario and sponsored in part by Autism Speaks. This footage is from Day 1 of IMFAR; I interviewed Heather Brown, one of the presen... More...

Watch Wrights Receive Honorary Degrees from Fairfield U

This Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m. – tune in to watch a live stream of the Fairfield University (Fairfield, Conn.) graduate school commencement exercises, and Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright accept honorary degrees and deliver th... More...

Employment of Adults with Autism through Small Business

This blog post is by Van Hatchell, Director of Marketing and EV Gifts at Extraordinary Ventures, Inc.

Over the past few years the first wave of children diagnosed with ASD in the early ‘90s have entered adulthood. As their pa... More...

Mom Ready for Some Rip Roaring, Sensory-Friendly NASCAR Fun!

 

Melissa Olimpaito is the mom of a 15 year-old boy on the autism spectrum who is a NASCAR fanatic. She wrote this heartfelt note to ou... More...

Are You Ready for Hacking Autism?

This is a guest blog post from Marc Sirkin, Autism Speaks VP Social Marketing and Online Fundraising.

Since our first "hackathon" in October 2011, we've been thinking, reth... More...

Co-Founders Appear on NBC Nightly News

On May 1, Autism Speaks Co-Founders Bob and Suzanne Wright appeared on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams for an interview about the Theatre Development Fund’s highly successful Autism Theatre Initiative to make theatre accessible to child... More...

Go Social for a Healthier You and Benefit Autism Too

There are two things more precious than your time - your family and your health. Tod... More...

Ethan Walmark on NBC's 'Today Show'

On May 2, YouTube sensation Ethan Walmark was featured alongside his parents, Allison and Michael, during the 8:00 a.m. hour of the Today Show. Ethan, 6, was diagnosed with autism four years ago. A recently posted video of ... More...

Hacking Autism and University of Michigan

This is a guest blog post from Marc Sirkin, Autism Speaks VP Social Marketing and Online Fundraising.

I first found out about David Chesney's software engineering class at dinner with Donald Brinkman from Microsoft. We were tal... More...

Ethan Plays 'Piano Man'

A video of Ethan, a six-year-old boy with autism, playing Billy Joel's "Piano Man" has become an internet sensation. Now Billy Joel himself has... More...

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