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This guest post is by Ken Alumbaugh, who talks about autism and DSW's Shoe Lovers Care Contest, where Autism Speaks is a finalist! You can vote for Autism Speaks starting now via DSW's Facebook Page here

Today, the CDC estimates that 1 in 88 children are diagnosed as being on the spectrum.  There is no cure for Autism, but there is hope through advocacy and awareness groups such as Autism Speaks. That is where my story begins.

April is fast approaching and we are getting SO excited about Light it Up Blue to celebrate World Autism Awareness Month! Guess what - it is contest time!!

Comment on this blog and share with us 3 BRILLIANT WAYS YOU'LL GO BLUE! We will be picking a winner randomly and they'll receive an AMAZING package of swag. Trust us - you are going to LOVE what ends up in your mailbox!

Ok... Read... Set... BLUE!

It's that spooky time of year again when the ghouls and goblins come out of hiding! We love seeing the creativity of the community during holiday seasons, especially Halloween! We'd love to see photos of you and/or your loved ones on the autism spectrum decked out in Halloween attire! 

Send photos of some of your favorite costume photos to photos@autismspeaks.org with 'Halloween' in the subject line.

Mid-August means kids heading back to school soon. To help get everyone excited we launched a back to school photo contest. Take a picture of your child/children getting ready to go back to school. Buying school supplies, packing their backpack, getting on the bus, walking into class, or anything school related.

Photos can be submitted HERE through August 19th.