Weekend Reads: Autism Awareness Month 2011

Today is World Autism Awareness Day and the entire month of April is National Autism Awareness Month. Naturally, there are a lot of autism-related news stories out there. So, I thought I’d do a single post with links to several different Autism Awareness Month stories – enjoy!

Rethink Autism Launches Video Series to Answer Key Questions About Autism for Parents

April is Autism Awareness Month. As part of its commitment to the autism community, educational technology company Rethink Autism is helping to educate parents through a new video series on their home page, “Every Day Counts, Everyone Can Help.”
Developed by Rethink Autism’s clinical team and hosted by Rethink Autism’s Director of Research and Training, Dr. Hannah Hoch, the series provides an overview of autism, video examples of early warning signs, and research-based teaching strategies that they can start using immediately.

Remembered.com Supports Autism Awareness Month

Remembered.com, the online memorial website, is supporting Autism Awareness Month by building awareness and donating $5 for every paid memorial website during the month of April. The social networking memorial site is always free for all family and friends to use to share the life and legacy of their loved ones.

900 Hair Cuttery Salons Nationwide to “Act For Autism” During April Promotion with Easter Seals

Throughout Autism Awareness Month in April, consumers can visit more than 900 Hair Cuttery salons nationwide to “Act For Autism” to support Easter Seals services for families living with autism in their communities. Hair Cuttery fundraising throughout the country will include point-of-sale consumer donations and a special $5.00 discount coupon to readers of Parents Magazine who make a donation to Easter Seals Act for Autism.

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