Virginia high school volleyball team raise money for Autism Speaks

Tuscarora High School, Leesburg, Virginia – The High School’s volleyball team are to raise money for Autism Speaks. The event will be held on Wednesday Jan 8 and will feature a contest between the teams’ seniors, coaches and alumni. Many of the team and teachers have links to autism. Head Coach Meghan Puckli is an […]

Walk Now for Autism Speaks Raises $140,000

Manchester, N.H. — Over 900 people walked for Autism Speaks Sunday at the Southern New Hampshire University in an effort to raise funds for the organization’s projects that are geared towards autism research as well as providing numerous services to children with autism spectrum disorder, and their families. Families from both Vermont and Maine gathered […]

John Elder Robison Leaves Autism Speaks Amid Controversy

Author John Elder Robison has resigned his post as a member of the Science and Treatment boards for Autism Speaks. The author of such books as Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s and Raising Cubby states that he cannot support the organization due to their tendency to portray autism in ways that […]

Roses for Autism Provides Centerpieces for Sixth Annual World Focus on Autism Event

Autism Daily Newscast recently ran a story on Roses for Autism, a vocational program in Guilford, Connecticut, that trains and employs people with autism. The organization was honored to provide floral centerpieces for the “Sixth Annual World Focus on Autism” in New York City. The event was hosted by Suzanne and Bob Wright, so-founders of […]

Cher to perform for Autism Speaks event

Legendary pop singer Cher, is urging her die hard fans to get involved in raising money for Autism Speaks Sound off campaign. Other famous names to take part are Jack Black, Peter Dinklage, Adam West Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Jim Parsons. Participating celebrities will record a personalised message for a small donation of $299, which will […]

The magic of Disney – dulled for disabled children

A policy change in allowing disabled children to go to the front of queues in Disney’s Orlando and California parks has sparked a huge media debate, and anger within disability rights campaigners. The change in policy, due on October 9,  means that children with disabilities cannot go to the front of the queue as in […]

Hackathon aimed at all those on the Autism Spectrum a Success

This past weekend a major Autism Hackathon took place in San Francisco, CA.  At least 135 developers, as well as designers and experts of autism came together to focus on programming applications that would help autistic adults who are verging on exciting turning points in life – career, romance, living away from home.  Each of […]

Hackathons helping create Technology for Autism

Coming up on July 20th-21st in San Francisco, CA, is the Autism Hackathon, a 24-hour event located at Twilio Headquarters. This particular Hackathon will focus on the design apps to specifically help adults on the autism spectrum handle and succeed in five important areas of life: employment, post secondary education, romantic relationships, finding roommates, and […]

Bus ads pulled by Seattle Children’s Hospital after Offending Autistic Community

Last Friday, Seattle Children’s Hospital took down advertisements from local buses that had offended a significant portion of the autistic community. The ad read, “Let’s wipe out cancer, diabetes and autism in his lifetime,” a marketing campaign meant to raise awareness and funds to research cures for cancer, diabetes, and to find ways to help […]

Protesters claim autism advocacy group is not what it seems

Vancouver — A group of protesters showed up at a walk organized to raise money for non-profit organization Autism Speaks at the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. The protesters were claiming that the non-profit organization is doing more harm than good to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s Alanna Whitney, who was […]