Archived | Autism Speaks: Study Indicates Autism Affects 1 in 91; We Need Answers | Circa October 9, 2009

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e-Speaks || October 9, 2009

New Study Puts Autism Prevalence at 1 in 91

A new study published October 5 in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ journal Pediatrics found a parent-reported autism prevalence rate of one in every 91 American children, including one in 58 boys. Autism prevalence numbers are growing. Read more about the study and view media coverage.

We Need Answers!

In light of the fact that autism prevalence figures are growing, Autism Speaks has launched an online campaign “We Need Answers” to galvanize the community to act. We ask you, your friends and the government to get involved.

 Start now by letting your friends and families know that the new study indicates autism affects 1 in 91.

IACC Subcommittee Meeting Focused on Updating the Strategic Plan

The Subcommittee for Planning the Annual Strategic Plan Updating Process, a subcommittee of the IACC, met recently to discuss new research gaps, opportunities to advance research and prioritizing goals. Included in the discussions were individuals with ASD, family members, clinicians, researchers, and others.

Researchers Focus on Non-Verbal Autism

In its quest to find answers, Autism Speaks High Risk High Impact Initiative convened a meeting focused specifically on non-verbal individuals with autism. The goal is to provide new insights into the capabilities and potential treatment approaches for those who are unable to communicate through speech.

Why I Walk: For More Research Funding

Why does Julianne McCall participate in Walk Now for Autism Speaks? To emphasize the need to fund more autism research that helps people who have autism, like her younger sister. Read Julianne’s story and check out recaps from eight great Walks that happened last weekend.

Acts of Love Salutes Autism Honorees

The seventh annual Acts of Love event, a literary and musical celebration, honored one organization and three individuals that exemplify the mission of Autism Speaks. The evening, which attracted hundreds of guests and celebrities, raised more than $95,000

.In Their Own Words: What to do After the BlackoutIn this week’s essay, a mother tells how after her son was diagnosed with autism at the age of three, caring for him and adjusting to his needs became the most noble profession she could have undertaken.

Coming Soon
October 10
Baltimore Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Towson, Md.)
Carolinas Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Concord, N.C.)
Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Cleveland, Ohio)
Kansas City Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Kansas City, Kan.)
St. Louis Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Forest Park, Mo.)

October 11

2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (Chicago, Ill.)
Central New Jersey Walk Now for Autism Speaks (West Windsor, N.J.)
Columbus Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Columbus, Ohio)
Greater Austin Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Round Rock, Texas)
Seventh Annual Ride for Autism Speaks Chicago (Chicago, Ill.)
Southeast Michigan Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

October 14

Autism Speaks to Wall Street: Third Annual Celebrity Chef Gala (New York, N.Y.)  

We Need Answers! 

In light of the fact that autism prevalence figures are growing, Autism Speaks has launched an online campaign “We Need Answers” to galvanize the community to act. We ask you, your friends and the government to get involved. Start now by letting your friends and families know that the new study indicates autism affects 1 in 91.

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