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Over 1,000 Participants Come Together to Discuss the Futures of Adults with Autism
On November 13, more than 1,000 Americans, at 16 sites and online, met to create a policy agenda for addressing the needs of the rapidly increasing population of adults with autism. Adults with autism, family members, community leaders, service providers, and elected officials discussed issues including transportation, housing, employment and community integration.
Gastrointestinal Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorders Highlighted in National Symposium
Researchers, clinicians, and pediatric specialists in gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and nutrition convened this week at a symposium hosted by Autism Speaks, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. Spearheaded by Autism Speaks’ Autism Treatment Network, the symposium was held to raise awareness of and plan new research directions for GI disorders in autism.
Sold-Out Seinfeld/Springsteen Show Raises $1.7 Million
On November 17, comedian Jerry Seinfeld and Grammy winner Bruce Springsteen headlined a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, which raised nearly $1.7 million in support of Autism Speaks’ research, awareness and family services initiatives.
Autism Speaks Hosts Fourth Annual Autism Law Summit
Volunteer advocates from 18 states gathered in St. Louis last weekend for the fourth annual Autism Law Summit. This event, which was co-sponsored by Autism Speaks and the Thompson Foundation for Autism, allowed advocates pursuing autism insurance reform to learn from one another and share strategies for success.
Why I Walk: Sitting Still Just Isn’t an Option
Liza Cyrus, the mother of a four-year-old boy who has autism, participates in Walk Now for Autism Speaks because “sitting still just isn’t an option.” Read Liza’s story and check out recaps from last weekend’s Walks in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Orange County (Calif.), Orlando and Santa Barbara.
Great Gifts for Him, Glamorous Gifts for Her
Need a holiday gift for a special person? Check out great gifts for him, including neckties, golf gear and outerwear. Glamorous gifts for the lady in your life include dazzling jewelry, plush bathrobes and colorful scarves. All gifts promote a message of autism awareness and proceeds benefit Autism Speaks.
In Their Own Words: What I am Thankful For
In celebration of Thanksgiving, a mother of two reflects upon what she is thankful for – namely, the special relationship that her typical daughter shares with her brother who has autism.
Coming Soon November 21
Las Vegas Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Western New England Walk Now for Autism Speaks Awards Ceremony (Holyoke, Mass.)
Palm Beach County Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-Off Event (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
e-Speaks Resumes December 4
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, e-Speaks will not be sent on its normal weekly schedule next Friday, November 27. e-Speaks will return to its regular schedule on Friday, December 4. Have a happy and safe holiday!
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