Autism Speaks

April 13, 2016 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Autism Awareness

According to the Autism Society, The prevalence of autism in U.S. children increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 to 2010. According to the CDC 1 in 68 children born in the U.S. have an autism spectrum disorder making Autism the fastest-growing developmental disability. Find out more on this episode of Connecting Our Community. Host Pat Shoemaker discusses […]

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July 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Autism Speaks 5K Held July 4th in Potomac

The 15th annual Autism Speaks 5K run and 1-mile walk took place on July 4th in Potomac. Each year, this event attracts thousands of participants from around the Washington D.C. area. According to organizers, this event has raised $3 million since it began in 2000, and that’s more than any other 5K in Autism Speaks […]

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June 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Autism Night Out in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Police Department recently partnered with Autism Speaks to celebrate Autism Night Out at the Public Safety Training Academy in Rockville. This is the third year for this event, which is organized to provide safety information in a fun and social setting. Autism Night Out Ambassador Jake Edwards gave the crowd a unique […]

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July 25, 2013 | Staff Writer

Autism Night Out on July 25

Montgomery County Police and Autism Speaks is conducting “Autism Night Out” program on July 25 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Academy, 9710 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville. The program is designed for caregivers, parents, loved ones, and community members who want to learn more about autism. Drowning is the number one […]

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