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2014-03-18 23:25:58

New website serves to educate, support and assist those affected by autism spectrum disorder. Project Autism will provide events, training and resources to help this community with their specialized needs and concerns. Houston,Texas (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Project Autism is pleased to announce the launch of their new fully featured website at http://www.projectautism.org. It hopes to now serve as the leading resource for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in providing...

2014-03-06 23:02:09

Over 50 participants have the opportunity to rappel down the side of the downtown Phoenix hotel, in an effort to raise funds for Autism Speaks. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Hyatt Regency Phoenix will team up to host “Over the Edge with Autism Speaks,” in downtown Phoenix on Friday, March 7th. An estimated 50 participants from the valley will rappel 23 stories from the rooftop of Hyatt Regency Phoenix starting at 8am, in an effort to raise awareness and funds to benefit the local...

2014-03-03 04:23:06

SOMERSET, N.J., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At a recognition dinner held at the Pind Restaurant in Kingston, NJ, WebTeam Corporation CEO Nish Parikh publicly thanked educators, medical professionals, state leaders and members of the autism community for their collaborative contributions leading to the development and success of WebTeam's award-winning technology for autism management. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140303/MN74949) "We are deeply indebted to all of you...

2014-02-19 12:27:27

HOSTED BY KRISTEN AND STEPHEN STILLS, THE EVENING CELEBRATES AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN), John Mayer, Don Felder, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stills and many special guests will return to Los Angeles on April 5 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel for the 2(nd) Light Up The Blues Concert--An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. Also performing are special...

2014-02-19 08:34:25

Chocolatier to Raise Awareness and Funds for Autism with the Help of Iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY figure STRATHAM, N.H., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Premium Swiss chocolatier Lindt USA today announces its continued partnership with Autism Speaks to raise funds and awareness for the autism community. For the sixth consecutive year, Lindt is supporting the world's leading autism and science advocacy organization through sales of the chocolatier's iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY figure. During...

2014-02-12 23:21:11

Grants provide funding for service providers to offer scholarships to individuals with autism for swimming and water safety lessons. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the establishment of the Autism Speaks Scholarship Fund for Swimming and Water Safety. The new grant program provides funding for eligible local service providers to offer scholarships for swimming and water safety lessons...

2014-02-05 23:30:39

New York lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm applauds the Justice Department for agreeing to fund optional tracking devices to be worn by children with autism. New York, New York (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Attorney at Law David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm and lawyer for the family of Avonte Oquendo, applauds the U.S. Department of Justice for agreeing to fund voluntary electronic tracking devices to be worn by children with autism. A day after the funeral for Oquendo,...

2014-02-04 16:29:18

ATLANTA, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents, families and children who have autism rallied at the State Capitol today to urge the chairs of the Legislature's Insurance and Labor Committee to allow the committee to vote on Ava's Law for autism insurance reform, said Anna Bullard, the mother of Ava, for whom the proposed law is named. Ava's Law (SB 191/HB 309), which is sponsored by Sen. John Albers and Rep. Ben Harbin, would require state-regulated health plans to cover medically...

2014-01-29 13:25:22

Findings raise concerns about path to autism early intervention A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism. The report, published online today in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, also found that few approaches to early detection, such as screening during well-child visits, were evaluated to understand their impact on early...

2014-01-23 23:03:30

New program will provide resources, raise awareness and enhance education of the dangers of wandering New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children today have formed a partnership to address autism wandering incidents. The issue of wandering and its consequences has been brought to the forefront with the tragic death of Avonte Oquendo (source: NBC New York,...