Archived | e-Speaks: Weekend Walks; New Open Access Policy; Kids’ Night on Broadway; Acts of Love | Circa November 13, 2008


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e-Speaks || November 14, 2008

Walks in D.C. and Florida Raise Nearly $1 Million

Two Walk Now for Autism events took place on the East Coast this past weekend, with more than 10,000 participants raising nearly $1 million. Read more and view photos and video from the D.C. and Southwest Florida Walks.

Autism Speaks Announces New Open Access Policy

Autism Speaks announced that effective December 3, all researchers who receive an Autism Speaks grant will be required to deposit any resulting peer-reviewed research papers in the PubMed Central online archive. While families are now able to view a wide range of information about autism research online, they often do not have easy access to primary sources, including peer-reviewed scientific literature. This groundbreaking policy will allow everyone to access complete articles. Read more.


Autism Speaks Selected as Official Charity for 2009 Kids’ Night on Broadway

On Monday, Nov. 10 Suzanne Wright joined Rosie O’Donnell in New York City to announce Kids’ Night on Broadway for 2009, which will promote autism awareness and encourage families with autism to attend. Also on hand was actress Didi Conn, a newly announced national spokesperson for Autism Speaks. Read more about Didi Conn here. Read more and view photos from the Kids’ Night press event here.


Acts of Love: Miracle Workers Raises More Than $110,000

The sixth annual Acts of Love event, a literary and musical celebration of miracle workers, raised more than $110,000, attracting more than 500 guests and celebrities to hear the ensemble cast perform. Read more and view photos here.

Bank of America to Feature Autism Speaks Visa®

In the coming weeks, corporate partner Bank of America will promote its Autism Speaks Visa® credit card in a mailing. The bank will make a donation to Autism Speaks for every credit card account that is opened and an additional donation for every credit card transaction. Read more.

CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early” Campaign Seeks Authors and Illustrators for Children’s Book

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” campaign, through a contract with Porter Novelli, aims to produce a children’s book that, while engaging young children, also serves to promote developmental milestones to parents. Porter Novelli is seeking authors and illustrators to develop content, storyline, and illustrations for this product. Read more about the project, including submission guidelines here.

Shop for Family Favorites in the Online Store

Looking for fun family gifts this holiday season? Check out “Family Favorites” in the Autism Speaks online store, featuring puzzles, t-shirts and plush stuffed animals. All gifts promote a message of autism awareness and proceeds benefit Autism Speaks. 

Donor Story: 4 Girls 4 A Cause 

Our latest donor story recaps a teen-friendly event, Party 4 a Cause, hosted by four high school students in New York City to raise funds and awareness for Autism Speaks. Read more. Plus, read other donor stories here, and donate to Autism Speaks here.

In Their Own Words: Ben Meets his “Guitar Hero”

In our latest “In Their Own Words” essay, the mother of a young man on the spectrum recounts about how her son learned to play guitar by listening the music of Willie Nelson, who he later had the pleasure of meeting backstage. Read more.

Coming SoonNov. 14
Heroes Ball (Chicago, Ill.)

Nov. 15
Hockey With Heart – Autism Speaks Night (Hempstead, N.Y.)
Greater Austin Walk Now for Autism (Round Rock, Texas)
Orlando Walk Now for Autism (Orlando, Fla.)

Nov. 16
Orange County Walk Now for Autism (Anaheim, Calif.)


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