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Autism America Radio – Saturday February 11th

February 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Autism America Radio welcomes special guests Dr. William Frea of Autism Spectrum Therapies.  Join hosts Nick Geber and Special guest host, author Dr. Ricki Robinson for two hours of talk and interviews this Saturday 6:00 to 8:00 PM EST on Sirius/XM Family Talk Channel 131!

People wishing to participate should call 800-679-7650 During the show or Tweet their questions to @Autismamericar. Listen online at http://www.live365.com/stations/autismamerica?play or as a podcast on iTunes! You can also visit Autism America Radio on Facebook!

SheKnows.com Launches Campaign to Benefit Autism Speaks

February 10, 2012 1 comment

Our friends at SheKnows.com, a top women’s lifestyle website, have launched “SheKnows Where the Other Sock Went,” an awareness and fundraising campaign benefitting Autism Speaks. The campaign will kick off at a star-studded celebration on the first Friday of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City.  The centerpiece of the campaign is a couture gown constructed from single socks donated by six-time Grammy Award winner and autism advocate Toni Braxton and designed by Project Runway star Michael Costello. A print campaign featuring the dress will be shot by famed fashion photographer Nigel Barker. The gown and print ad will be unveiled at the Sheknows.com Fashion Week celebration, and the dress will be auctioned off at an event in May, with all proceeds benefitting Autism Speaks.

We’ve Reached 1 Million Facebook Fans!!!!

February 9, 2012 2 comments

Today we are proud to announce that we have reached 1 Million Facebook Fans milestone! We have had the pleasure of watching the page grow and evolve into what it is today. It got us to thinking… what does 1 million fans mean? Those 1 million fans are people who care about autism; people who are looking to share their stories and connect with others; they are people who want to make a difference.

On behalf of Autism Speaks, we would like to thank everyone who is a part of this very special community. Together, our million voices will be heard.

Autism Speaks Teams Up With Autisable

February 1, 2012 3 comments

We are so excited to announce our new partnership with Autisable. Autisable is an online community that connects people who want to tackle the puzzle of autism. They encourage discussion surrounding all aspects of Autism/Aspergers, and associated issues surrounding those with special needs.

Autisable’s goal is to create a community of individuals with various viewpoints surrounding the controversies of autism, and to give back to the autism community through donations to organizations that help the autism community.

Our Blog will be syndicated onto this platform as we are thrilled to become a part of this community, while connecting with others in the autism community.

Friend and subscribe to our blog on Autisable: http://autismspeaks.autisable.com

Don’t have an Account on Autisable? – Please join and share your journey. Start here: http://www.autisable.com/register.aspx

Tune in TODAY for Autism Speaks’ Analysis of the DSM-5

January 20, 2012 19 comments

Tune-in today to hear Autism Speaks’ leadership discuss the recently released analysis of the DSM-5, to be published in 2013, and hear about its potential implications for individuals to receive an autism diagnosis and appropriate services.

Read Geri Dawson’s blog post about the DSM-5, The Changing Definition of Autism: Critical Issues Ahead.

Watch Autism Speaks’ Dr. Andy Shih discuss the story on MSNBC “News Nation with Tamron Hall”

Weekly Whirl – Focus on Sevenly!

January 20, 2012 2 comments

If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community. Keep in mind, these updates aren’t limited to Autism Speaks — we will be featuring news from across the community.

This week we have been partnered with Sevenly, an awesome organization whose mission is, “To raise capital and awareness for the world’s greatest causes.” The Autism Speaks campaign set the record for the most funds raised on the first day! We would like to send a big THANK YOU to all of those who made it possible!

Don’t worry though, you still have until Monday, January 23 to get in on the action! Just visit http://sevenly.org/ and grab some swag!

Autism America Radio – Saturday January 21st

January 20, 2012 1 comment

Autism America Radio welcomes special guests, author and athlete Rodney Peete and attorney Valerie Vanaman.  

Join hosts Matthew Asner and special guest host, author Monica Holloway for two hours of talk and interviews this Saturday 6:00 to 8:00 PM ET on Sirius/XM Family Talk Channel 131! 

People wishing to participate should call 800-679-7650 During the show or Tweet their questions to @Autismamericar. Listen online at http://www.live365.com/stations/autismamerica?play or as a podcast on iTunes! You can also visit Autism America Radio on Facebook!

Autism Talk TV 19 – Post-Secondary Education with Marc Ellison and Michael McManmon

January 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Alex Plank and the team from Wrong Planet bring you the third installment of their coverage of the ASA 2011 conference. Alex, Jack, and Kirsten spend this entire episode talking about supports for people with autism who are attending college or university.

View this Episode on their YouTube channel here

Tune in for Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith on NPR

January 17, 2012 Leave a comment

On January 18, 2012 at 3pm EST Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith will appear on NPR’s Talk of the Nation with guest host John Donvan.  They have been invited to talk about autism and growing up as well as other topic’s discussed in The New York Times article ‘Navigating Love and Autism,’ in which they were featured.

Autism Speaks Partners with Sevenly for an Awesome Awareness Campaign!

January 17, 2012 4 comments

Autism Speaks has teamed up with Sevenly to create custom designed tee-shirts to spread awareness about autism from January 16th to the 23rd. This is a unique opportunity and won’t last long, so get your swag quick! Every item sold helps the family of an individual with autism in a time of need. Through these funds, we can provide emergency financial aid during times of crisis or unplanned hardship through our Autism Cares initiative!

Sevenly donates seven dollars from every shirt it sells to a different nonprofit organization each week. The company also raises awareness for the nonprofits it partners with through its social media platform, which encourages supporters to like the week’s campaign on Facebook and share it on Twitter.

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