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Autism Speaks, CDC and Ad Council Launch

Talking To Parents About Autism Toolkit

Autism Speaks, in partnership with the CDC and the Ad Council launched a new toolkit designed to promote early intervention and encourage early childhood educators to speak to a child’s parent if they suspect a developmental delay. The toolkit is available in English and Spanish and includes a teacher training video and early childhood milestone maps. Read more and view the toolkit online.

Weekend Walks Raise $1.325 Million

Four Walk Now for Autism events took place this past weekend, with more than 20,000 participants raising over $1,325,000. Read more and view photos and video from the MinnesotaPhiladelphiaSouthern New England and 
Terre Haute Walks.

Autism Speaks Announces More than $1.2 Million in Fellowship Grants

Autism Speaks has announced funding for seventeen new Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowships – two-year grants awarded to support the efforts of graduate student and postdoctoral researchers working in fields related to autism. The fellowships will not only fund a diverse group of exciting research projects on the etiology, biology, diagnosis and treatment of autism, but, most importantly, will encourage the development of promising young scientists who wish to devote their careers to autism research. Read more about the 2008 Fellowship announcement here.
 View the complete list of project abstracts here.

IAN Reports on Parental Depression

The Interactive Autism Network (IAN), which collects information via the Internet from families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) throughout the U.S., surveyed parents on parental depression, who reported high levels of depressive symptoms. Read more.

ING Direct Ride Now Roars into Windy City

On Sunday, September 21, 2,000 participants turned out for a spectacular day of motorcycle riding through the suburbs of Chicago for the 6th annual ING DIRECT Ride Now Chicago event. Read more and view photos here.

Lord & Taylor Style to Benefit Autism Speaks
Fashion retailer Lord & Taylor is supporting autism awareness by encouraging its customers and the general public to make a purchase in support of Autism Speaks. As part of its fall fashion promotion, Lord & Taylor will donate $5 to Autism Speaks for every purchase of regular-price ladies’ jeans between September 24 and October 7. Read more.

Sold-Out St. Louis Fashion Show Benefits Autism Speaks

On September 20, St. Louis Magazine held its 5th annual Fall Fever Fashion Show to benefit Autism Speaks. Read more and view photos and video here.

Stay Cozy this Fall with Autism Speaks Outerwear 
As the temperatures dip, don’t be caught out in the cold! Outfit your family in stylish and comfortable Autism Speaks jackets and fleeces. Purchase fall items here. 

 In Their Own Words: Emmy for Autism — Miracle-Minded Media

 In our latest “In Their Own Words” essay, Miracle Project founder Elaine Hall tells how her inspirational theatre program for children with autism led to the creation of the documentary Autism:The Musical, which recently won two Emmy awards. Read more.

Coming SoonSept. 27
Fort Wayne Walk Now for Autism (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
West Plains Walk Now for Autism (West Plains, Mo.)
Greater Hudson Valley Walk Now for Autism (Stony Point, N.Y.)
Rochester Walk Now for Autism (Rochester, N.Y.)

Sept. 28
Sacramento Walk Now for Autism (Sacramento, Calif.)
New Jersey Shore Walk Now for Autism (Point Pleasant, N.J.)
Cleveland Walk Now for Autism (Cleveland, Ohio)
ING Direct Ride Now Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Penn.)

Oct. 1
Autism Speaks to Wall Street: 2nd Annual Celebrity Chef Gala
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