Archived | Autism Speaks: NFL Kickoff for a Cure II Raises over $2.1M | Circa March 14, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Autism Speaks: NFL Kickoff for a Cure II Raises over $2.1M (Not pictured) From left, event co-chairs NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Henry Schacht, chairman, The Gillen Brewer School, and Autism Speaks Co-founder Bob Wright. Over 800 people gathered on March 14 at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City as the National Football League hosted Kickoff …

Archived | Autism Speaks: VH1 Classic Plans to ‘Rock Autism | Circa April 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

VH1 Classic Plans to 'Rock Autism' VH1 Classic announced on March 13 that it will launch its first-ever pro-social initiative geared towards raising awareness about autism. The "Rock Autism" campaign will kick off with a music star-studded public service announcement, or PSA, on April 1 to mark the start of Autism Awareness Month. "Autism is …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Environmental Connections: A Deeper Look into Mental Illness | Circa August 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Environmental Connections: A Deeper Look into Mental IllnessToday, advances in epidemiology and brain imaging are allowing new views of the environment's role in mental illness to emerge. The traditional thinking in environmental health has historically viewed environmental threats in the context of infectious agents, pollutants, and other exogenous factors that influence the individual's physical surroundings. …

Archived | Autism Speaks: St. Louis Kick-off Attracts over 420 Attendees | Circa August 17, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

St. Louis Kick-off Attracts over 420 Attendees Over 420 guests attended the “Celebrate the Differences” kick-off event in St. Louis on August 17, 2007. Guy Phillips, a Y98 FM radio personality, emceed the event and kept the crowd engaged. The program included speeches by Peter Bell, executive vice president of programs and services for Autism …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Carolinas Kick-off Exceeds ’06 Attendance by 65% | Circa August 18, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Carolinas Kick-off Exceeds '06 Attendance by 65% More than 250 guests gathered on August 18 for the fifth annual Carolinas Kick-off Brunch, a 65% increase in attendance over last year. Larry Sprinkle, a weatherman on WCNC-TV, served as a dynamic emcee for the event. Following a presentation of highlights of the 2006 walk, six year …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Beauty Queens Across America Turn Focus to Autism Awareness  | Circa August 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Beauty Queens Across America Turn Focus to Autism Awareness  Recently Crowned Miss Pennsylvania 2007 and Autism Speaks Philadelphia Chapter Member Rachel Brooks to Bring Attention to Autism When crowned as the top beauty queen for their state, young women have a unique opportunity to draw attention to a cause. For the past few years more …

Archived | Autism Speaks: New York Governor Spitzer Signs ‘Burden of Proof’ Act | Circa August 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

New York Governor Spitzer Signs 'Burden of Proof' Act  Law to Require School District Bear Burden of Proof in Special Education Hearings  New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has signed A-5396A, known as the 'Burden of Proof" bill, into law. The law will require that school districts, not parents, bear the burden of proof in special …