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The Daily Brief

February 09, 2016

Your ATN@Work: Helping businesses go autism-friendly

 

The Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders is helping Missouri businesses create autism-friendly venues and workplaces. Read more.

One World Trade Center will Light It Up Blue for autism awareness

Representatives at the "Freedom Tower" confirmed that the skyscraper will Light It Up Blue for the 2nd year in a row on April 2, 2016 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day!Read more.

The Wright Stuff: From NBC to Autism Speaks

Co-Founder of Autism Speaks Bob Wright has a new book coming out in March 29 on how he went from NBC to Autism Speaks! 50 percent of proceeds from his book will go back to support our mission. Pre-order your book today here.

Autism Speaks House to Home Prize

Currently, 81% of adults with autism live with their aging parents. While there are many organizations and alliances dedicated to making the search for housing and community living easier, a major breakthrough that meets the escalating demand for homes and supports for those with autism is needed.

Autism Speaks is sponsoring the Autism Speaks House to Home Prize to bring about this breakthrough. Learn more and participate in the challenge here.

New Jersey Teen Earns National Recognition as Autism Activist

Teenage autism advocate and Westfield High School junior Alex Jackman, whose video "A Teen’s Guide to Understanding and Communicating with People with Autism" has won awards at film festivals throughout the country, was recently chosen as  a Choice Changemaker through Scholastic and received a Points of Light Award for her work running monthly socials for teens with special needs. Read more. Watch her award-winning video at the bottom of this page.

New Book ‘In a Different Key’ Tells the History, Politics of Autism

Though navigating the maze of therapies and resources remains a challenge, today’s families have more options than ever thanks to a generation of trailblazing parents who refused to let their autistic children be forgotten. Read more.

Orlando hospital pilots ER program to help kids with autism

An Orlando children's hospital is piloting a new program to reduce stress for children with Autism when they visit the emergency room. The program will provide private, quieter waiting areas for families, headphones, eliminate unnecessary loud equipment, and speed up waiting times for medication and tests. Read more here.

Submit your idea to support adults on the spectrum today!

There is less than one month remaining until the submission deadline for the Autism Speaks House to Home Prize. In order to answer any remaining questions you may have, we will be hosting a 1-hour webinar on Thursday, February 11th, at 8:30 am Pacific Time (11:30 am Eastern) (GMT-8:00). During this session we will review the challenge guidelines and do a walkthrough of how to submit your entry on the HeroX website. Participants will also be able to submit questions during the presentation. To register for this webinar, click here and follow the instructions.