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Thursday, January 5, 2012 walknowforautismspeaksLink

Frank Nappi has taught high school English and Creative Writing for over twenty years. His debut novel, "Echoes From The Infantry," received national attention, including MWSA's silver medal for outstanding fiction for 2006. His follow-up novel, "The Legend of Mickey Tussler," garnered rave reviews as well, including a screenplay adaptation of the touching story which aired nationwide in September and is being

Thursday, January 5, 2012 walknowforautismspeaksLink

This post is by Ryan Lord.

“To dream anything that you want to dream. That’s the beauty of the human mind.  To do anything that you want to do.  That is the strength of the human will.  To trust yourself to test your limits.  That is the courage to succeed.” - Bernard Edmonds.   “The Truth About Me” was realized a few years ago when my parents told me what a special part of me is…autistic; specifically, Aspergers Syndrome a type of high functioning autism. Accepting change and letting go of things dear to me

Thursday, January 5, 2012 walknowforautismspeaksLink

Happy New Year and welcome to 2012! December was a busy month, with lots of last minute fundraising and grant activity. This month's "impact" post includes updates from across the organization. We hope the holidays were great for you and yours! As usual, this post is filled with top items from last month that we think made an impact for the community.



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Thursday, January 5, 2012 walknowforautismspeaksLink

This is a guest post by Allison Rogers.  Allison is a lawyer in private practice in Washington D.C. and volunteers actively with Autism Speaks in their housing policy initiative.  She has a younger brother, Adam, who has autism.

For as long as I remember I would ask my Mom these questions. Is Adam going to live at home forever? No. Will he live with me when I am older? He will have a house of his own one day. When's that going to be? I don't know, sometime after he graduates high school. Who's he going to live with?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 walknowforautismspeaksLink

On Saturday January 7th Autism America Radio welcomes special guests, bloggers Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith and the creators of the new music therapy App SingFit.  

Join hosts Matthew Asner and Nick Geber for two hours of talk and interviews this Saturday 6:00 to 8:00 PM ET on Sirius/XM Family Talk Channel 131! 

People wishing to participate should call 800-679-7650 During the show or Tweet their questions to @Autismamericar. 

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012 walknowforautismspeaksLink

This is a guest post from Mark L. Olson in response to the New York Times article, 'Navigating Love and Autism.' Mark lives in Henderson, Nevada where he is the only parent of a 16 year old daughter with autism; Chairperson,

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Kerry MagroLink

This guest post is by Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro. Kerry, an adult who has autism, is a graduate student at Seton Hall University, and is actively involved with our college program. Autism Speaks U is an initiative designed to support college students in their awareness, advocacy and fundraising efforts.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 alidyer19Link

Missing Autistic Texas Woman Found (Missouri City, Texas) Houston-area woman with a form of autism who evidently wandered away from her group home has been found unharmed. Read more. Quebec is failing families with autistic children (Canada) A year ago, when my 2-year-old son started showing symptoms of autism, I innocently believed he would be taken care of by our health system. A year later, he is still without a diagnosis in the public

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Friday, December 30, 2011 walknowforautismspeaksLink

Welcome to the seventh in our series of short videos designed to help you get the most out of your Walk Now for Autism Speaks experience. This series includes short videos on how to: navigate the Walk Now for Autism Speaks homepage, navigate the local Walk Now for Autism Speaks fundraising pages, build and edit your personal page, send e-mails and much more!