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Weekly Whirl - Autism Swag!

If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community. Keep in mind, these updates aren’t limited to Autism Speaks — we will be featuring news from across the community.

The Month in Review: Autism Speaks January 2011 Impact

January got everyone off and running quickly as we ramped up several new programs and initiatives for 2012 and literally hit the ground running. In late January, the New York Times broke a story about the proposed DSM-5 change that triggered an avalanche of discussion, concern and more. To get the latest, catch up on Autism Speaks DSM-5 policy statement and FAQ. Enjoy this month’s impact highlights! Science

 

New Episode of Autism Talk TV - Post Secondary Education

Alex, Jack, and Kirsten spend this entire episode talking about supports for people with autism who are attending college or university. This is the third and final part of our episodes at the ASA 2011 conference in Orlando. We talked with Marc Ellison of Marshall University's disability services and Michael McManmon of the College Internship Program.

http://www.wrongplanet.net/article420.html

The Month in Review: Autism Speaks December 2011 Impact

Happy New Year and welcome to 2012! December was a busy month, with lots of last minute fundraising and grant activity. This month's "impact" post includes updates from across the organization. We hope the holidays were great for you and yours! As usual, this post is filled with top items from last month that we think made an impact for the community.

 

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Shine a Light on Autism This Holiday Season

Earlier this month we celebrated World Autism Awareness Day, lighting over 1,000 iconic buildings and countless homes around the world blue in support of autism awareness. It’s not too late to join Autism Speaks to shine a light on autism. Autism awareness doesn’t stop after April 2nd - keep lighting your windows and homes blue and help us keep awareness of this disorder at the forefront of everyone’s mind.