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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Autism SpeaksLink

Friday April 13 at 1pm EST, Autism Speaks National Walk Director, Paul Irwin-Dudek, will be hosting a LIVE Chat! Please join us! 

Paul has been in the “walk” world for over twelve years; as a participant, executive committee member, staff partner, regional director and now leading our 95 Walk Now for Autism Speaks events across North America.  He is responsible for integrating mission

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Autism SpeaksLink

Autism research may be about to bear fruit (Fox News)
More than $1 billion has been spent over the past decade researching autism. In some ways, the search for its causes looks like a long-running fishing expedition, with a focus on everything from genetics to the age of the father, the weight of the mother, and how close a child lives to a freeway. Read more.

Autism research unraveling mysteries (Philadelphia, Penn.)
Nicole May

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Autism SpeaksLink

On Friday April 6 Amy Gravino hosted a LIVE Chat as a part of our 'Aging with Autism' Theme Week. Amy is 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.

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Good morning, everyone! I'm Amy Gravino.
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I'm a college coach for students with Asperger's syndrome, in

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 thescienceteamLink

Posted by Joe Horrigan, M.D., Autism Speaks assistant vice president and head of medical research 

I am feeling particularly hopeful about the pace of new drug development to treat autism. In recent years, we’ve seen a rapid series of scientific breakthroughs and leaps in our understanding of the biology of autism. The moment is right to accelerate the development of medicines to treat the core

Monday, April 9, 2012 Autism SpeaksLink

After $1B, experts see progress on autism's causes (Atlanta, Ga.)
More than $1 billion has been spent over the past decade searching for the causes of autism. In some ways, the research looks like a long-running fishing expedition, with a focus on everything from genetics to the age of the father, the weight of the mother, and how close a child lives to a freeway. Read more.

Autism may be linked to obesity during pregnancy (Chicago, Ill.)
Obesity during pregnancy may

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Monday, April 9, 2012 Autism Speaks U Link

College students from across the country submitted pictures for the Autism Speaks U Light It Up Blue Facebook photo contest! The top three photos were selected based on the highest number of Facebook “likes.” Thank you to everyone who participated!

Monday, April 9, 2012 Autism SpeaksLink

 

In this episode I feature "Autism Speaks Salutes Military Families," an event held on The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum to support military families who have loved ones with autism. I also highlight several individuals who spoke about autism at the event including Bob Woodruff, Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, Michael Strautmanis, John Larson and Bob and Suzanne Wright.

 

Monday, April 9, 2012 Autism Speaks U Link

This post is written by Andrew Moses and Adam Dorfman, Penn State alumni and Autism Speaks U co-founders. Adam and Andrew started the inaugural Autism Speaks U 5K Race/3K Walk at Penn State.

People often talk about what it means to "be a Penn Stater." Being a "Penn Stater" means different things to different people and as many have often pointed out, you

Monday, April 9, 2012 Autism SpeaksLink

This is an excerpt from CARLY’S VOICE by Arthur Fleischmann with Carly Fleischmann. Copyright © 2012 by Arthur Fleischmann. Published by Touchstone Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Communication was a big goal of mine, but at the same time it was a big goal for everyone around me. Barb, my speech pathologist, was working on many ways for me

Friday, April 6, 2012 Autism SpeaksLink

Doctors want to redefine autism (Chicago,Ill.)
One child doesn't talk, rocks rhythmically back and forth and stares at clothes spinning in the dryer. Another has no trouble talking but is obsessed with trains, methodically naming every station in his state. Read more.

Genetic Research Probes Autism (CNN)
As the number of children with autism has increased over the past couple of decades, so have efforts to find causes behind this neurodevelopmental

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