Autism Speaks

Why I Walk - Nidia Mendoza

I knew I walked for my daughter, but I didn't truly understand WHY, until I walked for the first time last year at the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA.

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2011 Broward Walk Now for Autism Speaks

The 11th Annual Broward Walk Now for Autism Speaks took place on the Sherman Library Green on Saturday, April 9 with 250 teams and over 10,000 walkers in attendance helped bring in over $260,000 to date with many teams still do... More...

April is Autism Awareness Month

Below is the second installment of how David Kahle, proud father of a son with autism, supports the Light It Up Blue campaign and Autism Awareness Month.  He continues to raise awareness by getting a proclamation from his ... More...

2011 West Texas Walk Now for Autism Speaks - Abilene

The first of the three 2011 West Texas Walk Now for Autism Speaks events was held on April 2 at the Abilene Zoo. All the hard work of Walk Chairs Melissa Richardson and Jenny Frazier and their dedicated committee paid off in a to... More...

Dear Mr. President

Nancy Miltenberger is the grandmother of  James and Thomas, twin boys with autism, and the Chair of the Lehigh Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks Dear Mr. President: I hope you and your family had a wonderful visit to ... More...

A Town is Convinced to Light It Up Blue

David Kahle, proud father of a son with autism, found a unique way to support the Light It Up Blue campaign. 

Watch how he gets his city council to wear the Autism Speaks pins and provide two separate proclamations. ... More...

Why I Run - Kim N.

Here I go again, my second half marathon with Team Up for Autism Speaks in my hometown of Pittsburgh on Sunday, May 15. I successfully completed the Disney Half Marathon in January 2010, my first endurance event. So why continue? One word…A... More...

Why I Walk - Andy Carfagna

Hi, my name is Andy Carfagna.  I am 17 years old and am the big brother of Danny who 15 years old. Life with my brother is very different than most other brother’s throughout the world. Danny has a severe case of Autism. Living with Dan... More...

Why I Walk - Jeremy Riesenberg

I walk for my son, Elijah, who was diagnosed with Autism in 2010 at the age of 2.

I walk for the sleepless nights in the early days of diagnosis, wondering what the future would hold.

I walk for the relentless commitment to the cause... More...

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