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Friday, April 6, 2018 Link

When you come from a large, close-knit family, sometimes you feel invincible- nothing can stop you. Until one day, your (now grown) little sister shares that her 2-year-old has been diagnosed with autism. That day was five years ago for Cellairis CEO, Taki Skouras. Taki’s sister Maggie, the baby of the family, the brave one, the strong one, now needed her family more than ever. 


Maggie and Lance,

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Link
As Autism Speaks looks toward solutions for adults with autism in employment, open-sourced information like the Neurodiversity in the Workplace Curriculum by The Arc of Philadelphia is critical to share with our community.

"A great honor to collaborate with Robert Naseef, Tanya Regli, and others in developing the open source Neurodiversity in the Workplace Curriculum as a key step in making fulfilling and productive employment for autistic adults and others with

Monday, April 2, 2018 Link

On May 4, 2017, Stuart Spielman, Autism Speaks’ senior policy advisor and counsel, and Thomas Frazier, Autism Speaks’ chief science officer participated in a public meeting and panel discussion on Patient-Focused Drug

Friday, March 30, 2018 Link

Here's how you can get involved in #LightItUpBlue in April:


Start a Facebook fundraiser for World Autism Month in three easy steps!

  1. Set your fundraising goal
  2. Tell your story
  3. Share your fundraiser

Friday, March 30, 2018 Link

The historic Rockefeller Center in New York City will Light It Up Blue along with global landmarks on April 2, 2018 for World Autism Awareness Day!

Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 high-rise commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 

Friday, March 30, 2018 Link

On April 2nd, 2018, Niagara Falls will be lit blue in honor

Friday, March 30, 2018 Link

The New York City Department of Sanitation will once again go blue in honor of World Autism Month in April.  The NYC Department of Sanitation began fundraising for Autism Speaks in 2013.  For a fourth year the DSNY will adorn their entire fleet of nearly 2,500 vehicles with World Autism Month posters. 


In additional to this awareness

Thursday, March 29, 2018 Link

Thanks to the Autism Center of Excellence of India, the Qutub Minar in New Delhi, India will Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2018 for World Autism Awareness Day! 

The Qutub Minar is a minaret that forms a part of the Qutab complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India. 

The Minar is surrounded by several historically significant monuments of

Thursday, March 29, 2018 Link

The Sydney Opera House will Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2018 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day! 

Opened on Oct 20, 1973 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is home to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as well as the Sydney Opera House Grand Organ. This is the largest mechanical tracker action organ in the world, with over 10,000 pipes.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 Link

The Suez Canal in Egypt will Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2018 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day!

The Suez Canal that was officially opened on November 17, 1869, is an artificial sea-level waterway that is the first canal ever to connect between the