e-Speaks || November 13, 2009
U.S. House Passes Health Insurance Reform Bill Containing Provision for Autism Insurance Reform
Autism Speaks applauds the members of the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a health care reform bill that contains a provision that will prohibit discrimination in benefits against people with autism by including behavioral health treatments as part of the essential benefits package.
IACC Votes to Include Research on Several Environmental Exposures
The IACC Tuesday unanimously approved a short-term research objective for studies to determine if there are sub-populations that are more susceptible to environmental exposures such as immune challenges related to naturally occurring infections, vaccines or underlying immune problems.
Seinfeld and Springsteen – $100 Tickets Now Available
A limited number of $100 tickets have just been released for the November 17 “Concert for Autism Speaks” at Carnegie Hall in New York City, featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Bruce Springsteen. The event is nearly sold out – don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Autism Speaks Launches Science Ambassador Program
Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the launch of the new Science Ambassador Program. Trained to function as community liaisons, Science Ambassadors are volunteers who help advance Autism Speaks’ science mission through increased public awareness of our science programs.
Why I Walk: To Put the Pieces of the Puzzle Back Together
Why does Lisa Healey participate in Walk Now for Autism Speaks? To put the pieces of the puzzle back together. Read Lisa’s story and check out recaps from last weekend’s Walks in Estero and Jacksonville, Fla.
Limited Edition Holiday Ornaments Now Available
Our 2009 ornament reverses to stamped silver for a beautiful presentation from any angle. Gift-boxed with the Autism Speaksmission on an insert card, it is ready for giving. This is the third in the Snowflake Ornament collection. Did you miss this in 2008? There is limited inventory still available!
In Their Own Words: You’ve Got a Friend in Me
For years, Jake’s parents introduced him to every sporting event possible, with no success. Then, Jake, a seven-year-old boy who has autism met Anthony, a teenager who not only taught him to love hockey, but what it means to have a true friend.
Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism National Town Hall (Chicago, Ill.)
Dallas/Ft. Worth Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Arlington, Texas)
Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Anaheim, Calif.)
Orlando Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Altamonte Springs, Fla.)
Santa Barbara Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Santa Barbara, Calif.)