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Sunday, June 17, 2012 Autism SpeaksLink

Jane Hoffer is the founder and CEO of Ohanarama.  A proud mother of three teenagers, she is also an accomplished technology entrepreneur.  Her vision for Ohanarama is to strengthen family bonds through the creative use of today’s technologies.


Disney’s 2002 movie, Lilo and Stitch, made popular the phrase, “Ohana means

Friday, June 15, 2012 Autism SpeaksLink


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

Friday, June 15, 2012 Link

How can I best partner with my child’s ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) instructor?

Guest post by Erica Kovacs, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, an Autism Treatment Network (ATN) center. Dr. Kovacs is a co-author of the ATN/AIR-P’s soon-to-be published Applied Behavior Analysis tool kit. Look for it later this month on the

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Autism SpeaksLink

This post is by Benjamin Zablotsky, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Children with disabilities are bullied at higher rates than typically developing children, yet research on bullying has focused almost exclusively on children in the general school population, a disservice to this important – and growing – population. This

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Autism SpeaksLink

On June 12, Audax Health and Autism Speaks co-hosted a live chat with Phillip Parham, a contestant on season six of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser: Families” and parent of a child with autism, and Eric Chessen, M.S., a fitness specialist and consultant dedicated to working with the autism population. The goal of this live chat was to bring the advocate community together to talk about the importance of healthcare for everyone – with an emphasis on those affected by the autism spectrum.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Autism SpeaksLink

It was a memorably beautiful day at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY, where Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright and event co-chairs Susan and Kevin Murray hosted the Fourteenth Annual Autism Speaks Celebrity Golf Challenge.

This year's event was a tremendous success, raising over $915,000. Celebrity guests included NY Giants linebacker Michael Boley, former NBA NJ Nets player, Cliff Robinson, former NY Giants players Howard Cross and Billy Ard, Portlandia and Sex and the City actor Kyle MacLachlan, News anchor Chris Wragge and Gossip Girl actor Matthew Settle

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Link

Guest post by Christopher M. Gauthiér, who teaches fine art photography at Utah State University.

When you give politicians the number “1 in 88,” what they hear is the “one.” They don’t hear “millions of people are struggling with autism spectrum disorders every day.”

My wife, Jacqueline, and I

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Autism SpeaksLink

In this episode I feature Superbowl Champion Coach turned Championship NASCAR Team Owner in Joe Gibbs from Joe Gibbs Racing. Joe spoke at our "Autism Speaks Day at The Races" program before The FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks race. His speech is highlighted in this video.


Monday, June 11, 2012 Link

Autism Speaks Voices Concerns to DSM-5 Work Group

A Letter
from Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer




11 June 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012 Autism SpeaksLink

This blog post is by Leslie Barretta, who lives with her family in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  She is a marketer and connector, with over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  Her husband Gene is an author and illustrator of children’s books ( including Zoola Palooza, Amazon Book of the Month June 2011. This was originally posted