Archived | Autism Speaks Weekly News | Circa September 18, 2009

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e-Speaks || September 18, 2009

Fall Walks are Here!

Walk Now for Autism Speaks’ fall season kicked off this past weekend with seven successful events taking place in the United States and Canada. Nearly 10,000 people participated, raising over $558,000.

Help Autism Speaks Win – “Vote for a Cause” Now

Autism Speaks is a finalist in Intel’s “Vote for a Cause” Facebook contest. In order to win the contest and receive up to $50,000 in co-branded advertising, we need your vote each day for the next three days. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, September 20. If you are a Facebook member, please vote now for Autism Speaks.

If not, please join Facebook to vote and become a fan of Autism Speaks, too!

Community Connections: Tips on Being Your Child’s Education Advocate

As a parent of a child with autism, you are your child’s most passionate advocate. As an important member of their school team, you can advocate for your child’s education to ensure their rights are not violated.

This month’s Community Connections offers tips and resources to help you be the best advocate for your child’s education.

HRHI Investigators Recruiting for Brain Connectivity Study

new study funded by the Autism Speaks’ High Risk, High Impact (HRHI) initiative invites preschool children to participate in experiments that combine functional imaging and EEG techniques to examine active connections in the sleeping brain.

Celebrity Chef Gala Adds Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio to its Lineup

On October 14, Autism Speaks will host “Autism Speaks to Wall Street: Third Annual Celebrity Chef Gala,” a large scale VIP dining experience featuring the culinary talents of over 80 of the nation’s leading chefs. Guests will be treated to a performance by musical savant Rex Lewis-Clack, a young boy who has overcome the challenges of blindness and autism.

Sold Out St. Louis Fashion Show Benefits Autism Speaks

On September 12, St. Louis Magazine held its sixth annual FEVER Fall Fashion Show to benefit Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks National Board Member Holly Robinson Peete emceed the sold out event.

In Their Own Words: The Silver Lining

On a 90 degree day with “1000% humidity,” what would inspire someone to scrape paint off of his garage door? In this week’s essay, a father shares one of the many ways we try to re-order the world to suit our kids.Coming Soon

September 18
Dallas Fort-Worth Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-off (Dallas, Texas)

September 22

New York City Walk Now for Autism Speaks Awards (New York, N.Y.)
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