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Autism Awareness

Emilee's Petition: 3rd Grader Asks School to Spread Autism Awareness

After a unit on opinion writing in their third grade class, students were asked to write a petition about an issue they care about. One student Emilee, who has a little brother with autism, chose autism awareness and shared her petition at the "petition fair" during Autism Awareness Month. Emilee worked hard to collect several signatures from students and teachers in various grades.

Alpha Xi Delta & Autism Speaks Host 3rd Annual Brown Bag Webinar

This post is written by Jaclyn Renner, the Coordinator for Youth and Student Engagement at Autism Speaks and an alumna of the Theta Kappa chapter of Alpha Xi Delta.



Autism Speaks U Chapter Spotlight: University of Michigan

This guest post is written by Lauren Kobrick, an Autism Speaks 2013 Summer Intern and Vice President of the Autism Speaks U Chapter at the University of MichiganAutism Speaks U, an initiative of Autism Speaks is designed to support college students, faculty

Heart of Autism: Autism Speaks, So Does Selena

This Heart of Autism post tells the story of Selena Vale, a 12-year-old with autism who decided to teach her class about autism, and more about herself, in celebration of Autism Awareness Month! The post is written by Jaclyn Lowdermilk, Selena’s Resource Specialist. Jaclyn met Selena this school year and will never forget all that she has learned from this amazing young lady.