Press Release – Initiative to Improve Treatment Services for Children with Autism Receives $10 Million Grant

UCLA-led research network to focus on offering better care in under-served communities Newswise — A UCLA-led initiative to provide better treatment for children with autism in under-served areas has received a five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The program aims to bring evidence-based research practices to communities throughout the […]

Press Release – The TV Teacher celebrates 10 years of breakthroughs for Autism, Down syndrome, and others learning to write

ATLANTA, Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The TV Teacher, LLC™, the creator of five award-winning handwriting programs, is celebrating ten years of helping children with special needs learn to write. The multi-sensory program was co-created by Susan Ellis, a mother of a child with Autism, and her son’s occupational therapist, Marnie Danielson MHS OTR/L.  Ms. […]

Press Release – New Autism Feature Film ‘Po’ Seeks Names for Closing Credits

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Director John Asher has just finished filming his upcoming dramatic feature Po (www.themoviepo.com) and is looking for families affected with autism to contribute their names to the closing sequence of the film. Asher intends to use the names to fill the screen and create a visually compelling statement in an […]

Press Release – Men and women with autism have ‘extreme male’ scores on the ‘eyes test’ of mindreading

Scientists at the University of Cambridge University have published new results in the journal PLoS ONE from the largest ever study of people with autism taking the ‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’ test. Whilst typical adults showed the predicted and now well-established sex difference on this test, with women on average scoring higher than […]

New York Nonprofit Advancing the Mission of People With Disabilities in the Workplace

Special Citizens, a New York City non-profit organization that has been supporting adults and children with Autism for over forty years, has become a leader in providing the individuals they support with an opportunity to join the workforce. NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The fight for equality in the workplace among Americans with disabilities […]

Uniqlo Honored for Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Global Japanese retailer Uniqlo was named “Employer of the Year” at Gatepath’s “Power of Possibilities” recognition event for its commitment to hiring adults with special needs and disabilities. Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151020/278871 “It’s such an honor to receive this award for Uniqlo.  Every single store hires workers with disabilities,” […]

Press Release – Researchers profile 4 types of non-vaccinators

Los Angeles, CA (October 1, 2015) While scientists are continuously improving vaccinations to stop the spread of disease, many people continue to opt out. In a new review of the literature, researchers identified four types of people who decide not to vaccinate due to issues of complacency, convenience, confidence, and calculation, and offer strategies to […]

P!NK Donates $50K at La Celeb Chef Gala for a total of 1.25 million

Press Release: Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala P!NK Donates $50K at AUTISM SPEAKS LA CELEB CHEF GALALOS ANGELES, October 9, 2015 – With the help of 100 award-winning celebrity chefs, Autism Speaks raised $1.25 million at its inaugural Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala, which took place October 8, 2015 […]

Press Release – A simple online vote can help children with autism

A community group is appealing to the public to help them secure funding for children with autism and their families. Express CIC, based in Tolworth, is asking local residents to cast an online vote to support the group’s bid for a £5,000 community award from the OneFamily Foundation. They are competing against community groups from […]

Press Release – Who do you know that is affected by autism? Help families get a jump start on autism with MC Companies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Who do you know that is affected by autism? There are 3 million children in the United States with autism. The chances of your child being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder today is 1 in 68. This is why MC Companies has begun a crowdfunding campaign called Jumpstart4Autism […]