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October 2012

2012 Halloween Photo Contest

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 with 'Halloween' in the subject line.

Amy Gravino's Take on 'Night of Too Many Star's'

This blog post is by Amy Gravino, a certified college coach for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, and the founder of A.S.C.O.T (Asperger's Syndrome Coaching and Other Techniques) Coaching, LLC. She is also a seasoned public speaker, and has spoken at conferences, professional development workshops, support group meetings, and more since the age of 14.

Autism Speaks U College Mascot Winners!

College students from across the country submitted pictures for the Autism Speaks U Mascot Challenge. The winning photo was submitted by the Autism Speaks U chapter at Stonehill College as it received the most Facebook “likes.”  The first 5 photos posted to the official Autism Speaks U Facebook page also won a prize.  

Early Nonverbal Cues to Autism Risk

Guest post by Lisa Ibanez, PhD, a research scientist at the University of Washington Autism Center, and Daniel Messinger, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Miami, and a member of the Autism Speaks Baby Siblings Research Consortium.

The Autism Speaks blog features opinions from people throughout the autism community. Each blog represents the point of view of the author and does not necessarily reflect Autism Speaks' beliefs or point of view.