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About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: What’s Up With Autism Speaks | Circa July 1, 2008

Jan 1, 2008, 7:44 AM | Newsletter In the Spotlight What’s Up With Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks is by far the largest autism-related fundraising entity in the United States – if not the world. Founded and managed by Suzanne and Bob Wright (formerly former…read more What’s Wrong with Autism Heroes There’s a new book out entitled Autism Heroes. It’s a pretty book, with lovely photos. […]

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About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: A Holiday Gift for the Autism Community

Dec 8, 2006, 7:25 AM | Newsletter  Autism / Spectrum Disorders In the Spotlight | More Topics | Holiday Survival Strategies from Lisa Jo Rudy For families coping with autism, the holidays can be unusually tough. That’s why I thought it would be nice to share with one another what we love best about the autistic people in our lives. With your […]

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About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Autism Studies Galore | Circa May 14, 2009

Thu, May 14, 2009, 6:20 AM | Newsletter from Lisa Jo Rudy What’s going on in the world of autism research? Plenty! New studies are exploring early diagnosis, genetics, brain structure and more. Join the conversation, add your thoughts to the forum, and learn about late-breaking autism news. Worried About Autism? Have Your Child Evaluated ASAP  […]

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About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Jenny McCarthy and Autism Awareness | Circa April 6, 2009

Apr 6, 2009, 6:40 AM | Newsletter Autism / Spectrum Disorders In the Spotlight | More Topics | from Lisa Jo Rudy It’s Autism Awareness Month again, which means Jenny McCarthy has a new book out – and she and “autism whisperer” sweetie Jim Carrey are appearing on every major talk show in America. Not sure why Jenny is such a big deal in […]

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About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Autism Awareness Events, Fundraising | Circa Apr 2, 2009

Thu, Apr 2, 2009, 6:20 AM | Newsletter   Autism / Spectrum Disorders In the Spotlight | More Topics | from Lisa Jo Rudy World Autism Day and Autism Awareness Month have become very big events. Today, the United Nations is welcoming the autism community for lectures, arts events and more. Over the coming month, hundreds of events are taking […]

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About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Share Stories of Success on the Autism Spectrum | Circa Oct 23, 2008

Thu, Oct 23, 2008, 11:12 AM | Newsletter    Autism / Spectrum Disorders In the Spotlight | More Topics | from Lisa Jo Rudy Readers have spoken – and they want to read more stories of success on the autism spectrum. Please share yours, so others can celebrate with you! In the Spotlight Share Your Success Stories!  Readers of the Autism.About.Com blog […]

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About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Jenny McCarthy On Autism: The Celebrity Issue | Circa Oct 2, 2008

Thu, Oct 2, 2008, 7:30 AM | Newsletter Autism / Spectrum Disorders In the Spotlight | More Topics | from Lisa Jo Rudy This week, the “updates” newsletter is all about Jenny. Jenny has published a new book, appeared on Oprah, continued a public spat with Amanda Peets, and inspired a wide variety of reactions. Some readers feel she’s provided a great […]