Archive for the ‘Autism Awareness’ Category

2012 Walk Now for Autism Speaks

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Last weekend I participated in my 5th “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” event. What an amazing turnout they had. My team raised almost $7,000 so far and I will come away with close to $1200 once all my donations are accounted for. I feel very blessed to have such a supportive group of friends, family, [...]

World Autism Awareness Day – April 2 2012

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Autism Speaks has made this great graphic to help us all “Light it Up Blue” for World Autism Awareness Day. I encourage you to change your facebook, your twitter, and any other social networking sites to this graphic so people ask the question. Also, don’t forget to tell them about the new¬†diagnosis rate¬†and check out [...]

Autism Awareness Month

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While many are celebrating the beginning of April, April Fool’s Day, and the showers that will surely be followed by May’s flowers, the Autism Community is gearing up for Autism Awareness Month. Tomorrow, April 2nd , is National Autism Awareness Day. Please make sure to make this your facebook status, tweet it to your followers, [...]

Autism Speaks Logo on Grey’s Anatomy

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So I know this was forever ago (or 2.5 weeks ago) but did you all see the Autism Speaks logo on Grey’s Anatomy on the episode “All You Need is Love” which aired Feb. 9th? They didn’t say anything but they didn’t need to. With Dr. Owen Hunt, chief of surgery in the foreground, the [...]

Ice Block Cooler Lights it up Blue for Autism Awareness

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I was approached by the creator of the Ice Block Cooler last weekend to help him get the word out about his entrepreneurial endeavor to create a cool, usable item that also benefits the autism community. His six year old son is diagnosed with autism and they needed something to help them fund his way [...]

Myths About Autism Dispelled

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11 (Ridiculous) Myths about Autism Autism Speaks helped DoSomething.org develop a list of common myths about autism. The following link, http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-myths-about-autism, points out those 11 myths about autism. Let’s recap them here: Autism = Not Wanting Friends. WRONG! Of course (almost) everyone wants friends. Who wants to be lonely? Even people who may not enjoy [...]