Archived | Autism Speaks: EARLI Study to expand analyses into gene-environment interactions | Circa April 16, 2010

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e-Speaks || April 16, 2010

Autism Insurance Discrimination Now Outlawed in 17 States

The governors of both Maine and Kentucky signed autism insurance reform bills into law this week, bringing the total number of states that have ended insurance discrimination against children with autism to 17. Autism Speaks is pushing forward with bills in more than 20 states as part of a continuing nationwide effort.

Autism Speaks and the NBA “Tip-Off For a Cure”

On April 14, over 450 guests gathered at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for “Tip-Off for a Cure,” an evening to benefit Autism Speaks and The Gillen Brewer School which raised over $1.3 million. One of our honorees, Bill Bradley, was introduced by his cousin, Taylor Crowe, an adult with autism. Read Taylor’s speech and a recap of the event.

Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation to Expand Epigenetic Studies

The EARLI Study, supported in part by Autism Speaks, recently received support to expand analyses into gene-environment interactions

This includes support for the Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation, as well as linking this project with the National Children’s Study.

Spring Walk Season Continues in Cumberland

More than 800 enthusiastic supporters from Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania turned out for the Cumberland Tri-State Walk Now for Autism Speaks, which raised $40,000 in its eighth year.

SpringWalk season continues this weekend with events in four states. Visit to join one near you.

WANTED: NASCAR Fans to Become “Fund Racers”

Are you a NASCAR fan? Become a “fund racer” today and win cool prizes like free tickets, pit passes and access to the Autism Speaks suite at the “Autism Speaks 400 Presented by HERSHEY’S Milk & Milkshakes,” in Dover on May 16.

Support Autism Speaks by buying tickets to the race or selling tickets to your friends and family.Frequent Flyer Alert!

In all 30 parking locations at 20 major airports nationwide, Avistar/FastTrack is offering 10% off and 10% back to Autism Speaks for holders of the special Autism Speaks coupon.

 The coupon program lasts through December 31, 2010 at all Avistar/FastTrack locations. Share this coupon with everyone you know that is a frequent traveler and utilizes airport parking services!

everybodyWINS Competition to Amplify Autism Awareness

everybodyWINS, a “Battle of the Bands”-style online video competition, launched in partnership with ShareTheMic and H2H Media, will join artistry and advocacy by bringing together new music with Autism Speaks’ awareness message. Beginning Monday, April 19, two music videos will “battle” every two days. Your votes will decide who moves on to the next round, and ultimately who earns the chance to represent Autism Speaks.

New Awareness Initiative to Launch in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and Princess Al Johara Bint Faisal Al Saud will lead a new Kingdom-wide autism awareness initiative, which includes a long-term commitment for more autism training centers, better autism screening, and more programs for those affected by autism.

In Their Own Words – Letter to My Younger Self

In this week’s “In Their Own Words” essay, an adult who has Asperger Syndrome shares a letter she wrote, at 26, to her younger self. The idea for the letter was inspired by the parent of a nine-year-old girl, recently diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, who asked the author for advice. 

Coming Soon

April 17 
Broward County Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Davie, Fla.) 
Iowa Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-off Event (Johnston, Iowa) 
Lehigh Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Allentown, Penn.) 
Second Annual Fear the Turtle/Find the Cure 5K (College Park, Md.) 
Sonoma Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Sonoma, Calif.) 
West Texas Walk Now for Autism Speaks (San Angelo, Texas) 

April 18
Eighth Annual Bethesda Triathlon (Bethesda, Md.) 
Greater Pittsburgh – Autism Awareness Day at PNC Park (Pittsburgh, Penn.) 

April 23
New York City Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-off Event (New York, N.Y.) 

Double Your Donation to Autism Speaks

Make a donation to Autism Speaks and double the value of your gift! For a limited time, qualifying donations up to $1,000 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the family-run MOSI Foundation. For as little as $5, you can double your gift and advance our research into the causes, treatments and better diagnostic methods for autism.

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