Archive | Autism Speaks: Sitting Still Just Isn’t an Option | Circa November 19, 2009

Jennifer at Autism Speaks contactus@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com Thu, Nov 19, 2009, 10:32 PMto Genevieve e-Speaks || November 20, 2009Over 1,000 Participants Come Together to Discuss the Futures of Adults with AutismOn November 13, more than 1,000 Americans, at 16 sites and online, met to create a policy agenda for addressing the needs of the rapidly increasing population of adults with autism. Adults with autism, family members, …

Archived | e-Speaks: New Jersey Insurance Reform; Autism Tissue Program Adds Partner; Young Professionals Event | Circa August 20, 2009

Autism Speaks e-Speaks contactus@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com Thu, Aug 20, 2009, 11:02 PMto Genevieve e-Speaks || August 21, 2009New Jersey Becomes the 15th State to Enact Autism Insurance ReformAutism Speaks joined the New Jersey autism community last week in applauding the State Legislature and Governor Jon Corzine for ending autism insurance discrimination by signing S.1651 into law. The new law requires insurers to provide coverage for medically necessary, evidence-based autism therapies, such …

Archived | e-Speaks: Gene-Environment Interactions Symposium; Rep. Mike Doyle’s Historic Pledge; Send Us Your Video | Circa July 23, 2009

Autism Speaks e-Speaks contactus@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com Thu, Jul 23, 2009, 11:21 PMto Genevieve e-Speaks || July 24, 2009Autism Speaks Supports Seminar on Gene-Environment Interactions and their Influence on Child HealthMade possible by an environmental sciences grant, Autism Speaks recently held the "Autism: Genes and the Enviroment" symposium at the 49th Annual Society of Teratology meeting. The theme of this year's meeting was "genetic and environmental interactions …

Archived | e-Speaks: Early October Walks; Vegas Weekend a Sure Bet; Autism at American Academy of Pediatrics Convention | Circa October 16, 2008

Autism Speaks e-Speaks contactus@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com Oct 16, 2008, 11:53 PMto Genevieve e-Speaks || October 17, 2008Early October Walks Raise Nearly $1.97 MillionFive Walk Now for Autism events took place this past weekend, with 42,000 participants raising nearly $1.97 million. Read more and view photos and video from the Columbus, Las Vegas, SE Michigan, Sioux Falls, and St. Louis Walks.Vegas Weekend a Sure Bet for Autism SpeaksOn Oct. 11 and 12, thousands supported the inaugural Autism Speaks Weekend …

Archived | e-Speaks: Nantucket Walk; Athletes Against Autism Golf in Canada; D.C. Area Ride Now and Golf Events | Circa Aug 21, 2008 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Note: Links are original and probably no longer work. e-Speaks || August 22, 2008 Nantucket Walk Now for Autism Raises Over $316,000 Over 900 walkers participated in the second Nantucket Walk Now for Autism, which took place at Jetties Beach in Nantucket, Mass. on Saturday, August 16. Over $316,000 was raised by walkers on 45 teams, who joined Autism Speaks co-founders and Walk Chairs Suzanne …

Suspect in Racist Attack on Autistic Man Outside 7-Eleven Appears in Court – NBC Boston

One of two suspects in a racist attack on an autistic man appeared in Lowell Superior Court for a hearing Thursday afternoon. The other suspect, prosecutors said, is dead.  Prosecutors say two New Hampshire brothers, James Stephenson, 39, of Salem, and Jeremy Stephenson, 36, of Plaistow, attacked Jonathan Shumba, 22, outside a 7-Eleven in Dracut, …

Massachusetts Neighbors Send Hateful Letter To Dad Of Autistic Kid, Tell Him To Get Rid Of Son’s Toys

The father of an autistic boy says that his Milton, Massachusetts, neighbors sent him a hateful letter demanding that he get rid of the “dumper [sic] diving children’s playthings” in his yard, or else they’ll call the Board of Health. As Boston’s WHDH-TV reports, however, the Board of Health did indeed visit, and they sided with the …