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Today We Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day
The third annual World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is today, April 2, and has been celebrated globally with events throughout the week. President Barack Obama issued a statement celebrating the day. In New York City, Autism Speaks hosted events, inducted the first global autism ambassador, announced a partnership with the WHO and much more. Enjoy highlights from the day and view media coverage.
Hundreds of Iconic Buildings and Landmarks Around the World “Light It Up Blue” for Autism
On the night of April 1, prominent buildings across North America and the world including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada were lit up blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day. Check out photos from around the world at lightitupblue.org and share with our community how you lit it up blue.
Unprecedented Week for Autism Insurance Reform
Three more state autism insurance reform bills passed this week in Iowa, Kansas and Kentucky. Passage of these new bills, along with the final enactment of a federal health care reform measure, adds significant victories to the national effort to secure autism insurance coverage in all 50 states, providing families with the help they so desperately need.
Bid Now for a Celebrity-Signed Lindt Bunny
Sixty celebrities from the culinary, entertainment, music and sports worlds have lent their support to Autism Speaks by signing an iconic Lindt Gold Bunny figure. All of the proceeds from the auction, which kicked off on April 1, will support Autism Speaks. Lindt is further supporting Autism Speaks this Easter season with a 10 cent donation from all Lindt Gold Bunny purchases and a $1 donation for every free e-card sent from LindtGoldBunny.com.
Community Connections: Social Skills
How can we help our family members with autism benefit from community participation and social interactions?
This month’s Community Connections newsletter provides up-to-date information on developing social skills, including information from experts, teachers, and families, along with useful resources to help enhance your family member’s opportunities to participate in the community.
Plus, sign up and each month we’ll send you the latest edition of Community Connections direct by e-mail.
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