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Will you be attending a fireworks celebration on #July4thweekend?
In this post, Autism Speaks former Assistant Director for Dissemination Science Lauren Elder offered some advice about an autism-friendly Fourth of July. See her advice below and find holiday tra
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As Jennifer Walpole stated my grandson can only handle but so much noise before becoming overwhelmed. Even going to the mall can be a trying time for him. So it's a touch and go deal. We may go but the minute it becomes too much we will have to leave. 
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The first annual #ArtsforAutism  benefit concert was a hit!
The first annual “Arts for Autism” benefit for Autism Speaks took place last night at the Gershwin Theater in New York City to raise funds and awareness in support of the autism community
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+Lisa Aviles, all you have to do is go this link to sign up: https://www.autismspeaks.org/get-involved.  Thank you.
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"We appreciate everything you do. Never forget that." #AutismAwareness
"We appreciate everything you do. Never forget that."
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+Marie Tempesta, God loves both you and me, too!  #Godlovespeoplewithautism :-) 
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"When your child is way behind developmentally, mostly non-verbal for quite a few years and having lots of hysterical meltdowns, even for a professional, it's hard to find the funny in life."
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"I knew in my heart that I was there..." #AutismAwareness
"I knew in my heart I was there."
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+Cecilia Leon, amen on that!  We must continue to raise awareness about this disability until we find a cure.  No matter what it takes or how long it takes, that is my pledge.  #LIUB #autismawareness
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"Sometimes people lack compassion because they lack understanding. I also believe it’s important to provide autistic adults like my stepson with more opportunities."
"Sometimes people lack compassion because they lack understanding. I also believe it’s important to provide autistic adults like my stepson with more opportunities."
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+Bryce Cherry, amen to that!  No matter how long it takes of what it takes to make people understand that those with autism are like everybody else, I pledge to continue to spread the articulation.  That is one of my goals.  Thank you for comment.  I totally appreciate it.  #LIUB #autismawareness :-)
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+Yinka Gansallo-Lawrence, it is way past time for ABA coverage to be a standard benefit.  #autismawareness  
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"Perspective and advice on helping students learn appropriate behavior..." #AutismAwareness  
Perspective and advice on helping student learn appropriate behavior from a specialist in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network
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I have a million and one questions regarding autism. 
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"Fathering kids on the spectrum is its own type of fathering, one I know well, so here’s to you and your sidekick today."
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<3 #FathersDay  
"Da-Da?" What's on your mind, Flan? "Why did God give Shannon autisms and not me?"
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These new Technical Assistance Grants for Small Businesses aim to increase employment opportunities by connecting entrepreneurs with autism and other small business owners with autism-specific employment consultants who can provide customized technical assistance and help those businesses expand! ‪#‎AutismAwareness‬
The new Autism Speaks Technical Assistance Grants for Small Businesses aim to increase employment opportunities by connecting entrepreneurs with autism and other small business owners with autism-specific employment consultants who can provide customized technical assistance and help those businesses expand.
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+kylee lightle, amen on that!  We must continue to raise awareness about this disability until we find a cure.  No matter what it takes or how long it takes, that is my pledge.  After all, people with autism are like everybody else.  #LIUB #autismawareness
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Are you planning on taking your family to see Finding Dory?

Select AMC Theatres will be hosting autism-friendly screenings of the new Disney Pixar film for our community to enjoy! More on the screenings at https://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films
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Yes for my grandson Emmanuel Michael Breaux
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Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.
 
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At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.

We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.

Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Autism Speaks. It's time to listen.

Visit us on the web at http://www.autismspeaks.org/ or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/autismspeaks! Call the Autism Response team for help and resources: 888-AUTISM2.