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April 2014


“Sounding the Alarm” Screened at UC Davis

Nearly 150 people attended the Autism Speaks and UC Davis MIND Institute Northern California premiere screening of autism documentary. April 30, 2014 (April 30, 2014) – Nearly 150 people attended the Autism Speaks and UC Davis MIND Institute Northern California premiere screening of “Sounding the Alarm,” a profound documentary by Blockburger Productions that examines the lives of 12 families affected by autism, and chronicles

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Helping Adults with Autism on the Path to Successful Careers!

A 2012 Community Grant to the YMCA of Greater Kansas City funded nine Career Academies for young adults and adults with autism. A 2012 Family Services Community Grant to the YMCA of Greater Kansas City funded the Y’s efforts to help impact employment outcomes for youth with autism spectrum disorders by holding Career Academies throughout the Greater Kansas City area in 2013. The below

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Identifying Preventable Environmental Influences on Autism

Guest post by the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program   A guest post by Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program. At the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), we provide global leadership for innovative research to prevent disease and disability, including autism spectrum disorder

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Helping Nonverbal Children Speak

Researchers funded by Autism Speaks are using iPads to encourage speech among minimally verbal gradeschoolers affected by autism Researchers funded by Autism Speaks are using iPads to encourage speech among minimally verbal gradeschoolers affected by autism This month, the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry will be publishing the promising results of a study, funded by Autism Speaks, on the

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