Archived | Autism Speaks: Autism a Focal Point | Circa November 6, 2009

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Autism a Focal Point of the 2009 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

This year’s annual five-day Society for Neuroscience meeting brought together over 30,000 scientists and autism science featured prominently on the agenda. Multiple sessions were devoted solely to autism spectrum disorders, placing the challenges and unique features of autism in front of tens of thousands of the world’s best thinkers.

$1M Grant Provides Stimulus to Autism Speaks’ Bioinformatic Infrastructure

Autism Speaks has received a $1 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These funds will help to build upon the bioinformatic infrastructure of Autism Speaks’ clinical programs, and will enhance the dissemination of large-scale genetic and clinical datasets generated by the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange and the Autism Tissue Program.

Why I Walk: To Be a Part of the Autism Community

Why does Golda Miller participate in Walk Now for Autism Speaks? To be a part of the autism community. Read Golda’s story and check out recaps from last weekend’s Walks in Washington, D.C. and Arizona!

“Team Autism Speaks” Raises Over $560,000

In 2009, more than 180 runners competed in the ING NYC Marathon and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon as part of “Team Autism Speaks,” raising over $560,000 for Autism Speaks. Over the past three years, Autism Speaks marathon teams have raised over $830,000.

Send a Message of Autism Awareness this Holiday Season

Spread holiday joy while raising awareness by sending Autism Speaks holiday cards featuring the puzzle-piece snowflake swirling around a smiling snowman. Inside reads “Delight in the simple pleasures of the season.” Each pack contains 10 cards and envelopes.

In Their Own Words: Wishing and Hoping

While cleaning her house, a mother finds a poem, “My Wish for Sean,” she had written a year ago about her son who has autism. In her essay, she relates the passing of time to how her outlook of her son’s future has changed.  

Coming Soon November 7
Southwest Florida Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Estero, Fla.)

November 8
Jacksonville Walk Now for Autism Speaks (Jacksonville, Fla.)

November 12
Treasure Coast Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-off (Stuart, Fla.)

November 13
Second Annual Autism Speaks Heroes Ball (Chicago, Ill.)

November 17
Concert for Autism Speaks – featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Bruce Springsteen (New York, N.Y.)

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