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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Sandy PetrovicLink

Sandy Petrovic is a registered nurse, an author, a public speaker, an instructional advisor/tutor in a college academic support center, and the mother of a son on the spectrum. For more about us, click here

Meet my hero, David Petrovic: a son, a brother, a friend, a teacher, an actor, and…incidentally…a person on the spectrum. Autism is not David’s

Monday, April 9, 2018 Link

“I read that Autism Speaks is funding research into auditory processing disorder. What is it, and how does it affect people with autism?”

Monday, April 9, 2018 Ryan LeeLink

This guest post is by Ryan Lee. To view his last post about his struggle with Autism click here How I learned to accept my autism and love myself. The purpose of this speech to let everyone know that autism does in fact have a voice.

Autism is a concept that people need to be more aware of. Millions of people are affected by it worldwide.

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