I have received a couple emails this past week updating me on things happening related to Autism awareness and advocacy. Wanted to share them here as well:
1. Next week is the national conference for the US Autism and Asperger Association annual meeting in Park City. They are going to be broadcasting the conference over the internet at the following location: click here. What a cool opportunity to listen to the speakers and get more information and support. Big thanks to Joanna for the info.
2. This weekend there is an Autism Walk in Portland, Oregon at the Oregon Zoo. Thanks to Amy for the info. Here are the details:
First Annual Zoo Walk for Autism Research & Treatment
What: ZooWalk for Autism Research (Fundraisers, Hike/Run)
When/$: Saturday, Aug 5, 2006, 8:00 am $10 donation includes all day admission to the zoo (the walk begins at 9 am)
ZooWalk's goal is to raise funds for Autism Research Institute (ARI). Autism now affects 1 in 166 children. ARI brings physicians, researchers and parents together. Their research and development of the DAN! protocol has helped some children recover.
3. There is another walk benefiting Autism Speaks on Saturday, September 9 at Hillsboro stadium (also in Oregon) called the Autism Speaks / NAAR Walk for Autism Research.