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Organization to Increase Autism Awareness
The Orion

Autism is a developmental disorder that affects the brain's development of social and communication skills. It is also a disability that affects one in 110 children in America. This makes it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Autism Speaks U aims to promote awareness, fundraising and advocacy efforts on college campuses through student ambassadors by setting up programs

Date: 10/17/2011
Area Prepping Halloween Events
The Daily Progress

As October marches onward, local organizations are announcing their Halloween events. The University of Virginia will host trick-or-treating on the Lawn from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 31, which will be a Monday.

Date: 10/14/2011
Freshman spearheads effort to bring Autism Speaks chapter to campus
The Maneater

For Alyssa Weeks, raising money for autism research hits close to home. Her younger brother, 13, is living with autism. “We had a hard time getting him diagnosed,” Weeks said. She said doctors first diagnosed her brother with a degenerative brain disease. They said he would die before age 12. Today, Weeks’ brother Brennan Bailey is still alive, and Weeks is working to raise money for autism research.

Date: 10/7/2011
MU student starts Autism Speaks group on campus

Autism Speaks' volunteers raise money that benefits other organizations that do medical and diagnostic assessments as well as research, such as the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at MU.

Date: 9/26/2011
Raising Autism Awareness: Activists Needed!
EBONY Magazine

With autism affecting nearly 1 percent of children in the United States, the disorder is an urgent public health issue with a profound impact on millions of Americans.

Date: 7/1/2011
Miami Student Organizations and Advisers Honored
Miami University

The Miami University chapter of Autism Speaks received the student organization of the year award from Miami's office of student activities and leadership, which also recognized other student organizations and advisers for their hard work and dedication this year.

Date: 4/26/2011
Proposed State Bill Could Offer Equal Rights Protection for Those With Autism
The Daily Northwestern

House Bill 3010 expands the definition of "disability" to include any mental, psychological or developmental disorder such as autism. This guarantees individuals on the autism spectrum receive equal rights to public facilities like gyms and theaters.

Date: 4/24/2011
Marlton Resident is Named a New Jersey Hero
State of New Jersey Newsroom Website

First Lady Mary Pat Christie Honors Rutgers Senior Matt Cortland for his Commitment to Autism Awareness.

Date: 4/21/2011
UCI Raises Autism Awareness
The New University

Elizabeth Montiel, third-year psychology and history double major, was on a mission to get her members ready for Autism Awareness week – an event that will premiere for the first time and work to stimulate discussion and dialogue on the disorder.

Date: 4/19/2011
CSUN Hosts Fundraisers for Autism This Week
Daily Sundial

The carnival, set to take place at Plaza del Sol, is also meant to inform students about the Autism Speaks Walk taking place on April 23 in Pasadena.

Date: 4/18/2011
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