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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Autism Speaks Link

In NBC's Parenthood episode 'Left Field,' the Braverman's wrestle with the idea of getting a dog for Max. Kristina is really more into than Adam as a result of missing Haddie, who recently went to college, and the benefits pets have for those affected by autism.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Autism Speaks Link

                                

On Tuesday, September 18 Autism Speaks U hosted a Facebook Q&A for college students across the country. The topic focused on how to increase chapter membership and educate students about 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Link

By Karen Driscoll, Autism Speaks' associate director for federal government affairs and military relations. She is a Marine Corps wife and mother of 3 (one with autism).

As a Marine Corps wife, the term “family readiness” is a phrase used frequently and one of high importance in my military life experience. For those not familiar with

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Autism Speaks U Link

                               
On Tuesday, September 18 the Autism Speaks U team hosted a LIVE Facebook Q&A for college students across the country. We discussed on how to increase chapter membership and educate students about autism. Read the full transcript below! 
 
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Autism Speaks Link

In this episode, I feature Peyton, a 13 year old with autism who gives us a first look into one of his passions in playing the piano. Peyton will be playing the piano in an interactive dinner theater play called "Tony and Liz Tie The Knot" this September 21-30th in St. Louis! For more information on Peyton and the play please check out their website at http://www.TonyAndLizTieTheKnot.com!

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Autism Speaks U Link

                     

On Tuesday, September 18 the Autism Speaks U team hosted a LIVE Facebook Q&A for college students across the country. We discussed on how to increase chapter membership and educate students about autism. Read the full transcript below! 

 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Link

This post is by Shelley Hendrix, Autism Speaks director of grassroots advocacy

Granted, as Director of Grassroots Development at Autism Speaks, I have a bias on this topic rooted in the belief that America is still America - the best country in the world. Why? Because we can identify a problem, propose a solution and with hard work, we can change our

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Link

Guest post by Matthew State, MD, PhD, (left), co-director of the Program on Neurogenetics and deputy chair for psychiatry research, at Yale University School of Medicine;

Monday, September 17, 2012 Autism Speaks Link

This post is by Luau aka Matt who blogs at Run Luau Run. The full post can be read here.

Holy cow!  Where to start?  I’m not even sure where the beginning really is on this one.  Is it months ago when I met with the folks from Team Up With Autism Speaks?  Is the when I began leading a training group every Sunday morning 10 weeks ago?  Is it last Saturday night when I got up in front of 220 Team Up Runners at the pre-race dinner for a pep talk

Monday, September 17, 2012 Link

A guest blog by Sara Hart Weir, vice president for advocacy & affiliate relations with the National Down Syndrome Society. NDSS, Autism Speaks and 50 other national disabilities organizations have united in their support for the ABLE Act which has now attracted over 200 cosponsors in the House and a third of the Senate.

Each year, Steve and Catherine Beck put away money tax-free to save for their daughter Mariae’s college education, but the tax code restricts them from saving tax-free for their daughter Natalie, who happens to have Down syndrome.  The