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Archived | Autism Speaks: Grandparents Play Key Role in Lives of Children with Autism | Circa April 9, 2010

Jennifer at Autism Speaks contactus@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com  Fri, Apr 9, 2010, 12:13 AM to Genevieve e-Speaks || April 9, 2010 New Research Grants Announced Autism Speaks is pleased to announce 16 new research grants totaling more than $5.2 million over the next three years. The new grants include investments that span the entire biomedical research spectrum, from basic research to methods for disseminating validated […]

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Six Degrees of Anti-Vaccine Separation – VAXOPEDIA

Why are so many celebrities anti-vaccine?   Not surprisingly, you don’t have to beyond a few degrees to see the connection between many anti-vaccine folks. Source: Six Degrees of Anti-Vaccine Separation – VAXOPEDIA

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Advocates & Activists

Google News Alert for: autism | Circa Dec 22, 2009

Tue, Dec 22, 2009, 8:30 PM | Google News Alert for: autism About 1% of US Children Have Autism Spectrum DisorderCitizens ReportAbout 1% of kids in the United States have autism spectrum disorder, a classification that includes autism, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental …See all stories on this topic New York Times (blog)Raising IQ in Toddlers With AutismNew York Times (blog)By TARA PARKER-POPE […]

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Cookie Picks: Are Celebrity Moms Really Just Like Us? | Cookie Magazine | Circa Aug 11, 2009

AUGUST 11, 2009 Buy a Blizzard, Help a Child DAIRY QUEEN’S MIRACLE TREAT DAYWith temperatures soaring, it’s not like you need an excuse to buy an ice cream. But this is one indulgence you’ll feel really good about. On Thursday, August 13, Dairy Queen will host the 4th Annual North American Miracle Treat Day. All proceeds […]

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Archived | e-Speaks: Weekend Walks Raise More Than $1.9 Million; LA Celebrity Golf Challenge; Cleveland’s Rock ‘Til it Stops || Circa April 18, 2008

Weekend Walks Raise More Than $1.9 Million Nearly 33,000 walkers raised more than $1.9 million in four successful Walk Now for Autism events on the East Coast this past Saturday, April 12. Read more and view photos and video from the Georgia, Broward, Lehigh Valley, and Cumberland Tri-State Walks. Stars Raise $360,000 at LA Celebrity Golf Challenge Autism Speaks’ fifth annual LA Celebrity Golf […]

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Autism and Vaccinations: A Celebrity Smackdown – Reality Base : Reality Base | Circa July 11, 2008

By Melissa Lafsky | July 11, 2008 12:58 pm We’ve written at length about autism at DISCOVER, including the scientificdebunking of the myth that vaccines are behind the disorder. But thanks to growing celebrity support, the vaccine-autism movement has been spreading misinformation and gaining converts in Hollywood and beyond at an alarming rate. Media attention on the issue skyrocketed last month, […]