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16 Oct, 2012, 12:12 ET Eustacia Cutler, Mother of Temple Grandin Among Experts Set to Present at National Autism Conference Sponsored by OxyHealth, LLC

Autism experts from around the country will convene at the National Autism Conference (NAC) in Florida next month. The 4-day event presented...


08 Oct, 2012, 08:52 ET Findings Published Today In Pediatrics Show Half Of Children With Autism Wander From Safety

 A new study published today in Pediatrics found that approximately half of children with autism wander from a safe setting, a rate nearly...


19 Dec, 2011, 15:39 ET National Autism Association Applauds Harkin Bill to Protect Students from Restraint and Seclusion

 A federal bill introduced Friday to protect school children from dangerous, and sometimes deadly, restraint and seclusion practices has the...


01 Nov, 2011, 17:14 ET Special Events Lined Up For the 2011 National Autism Conference

          Family-friendly events include Kickboxing on the Beach with Tae Bo® Fitness...


24 Oct, 2011, 17:31 ET Autism Experts to Gather in Florida for the 2011 National Autism Conference

Autism experts will convene at the National Autism Conference (NAC) in Florida next month to cover everything from cutting-edge research to...


12 Oct, 2011, 10:36 ET Crowdrise Member Gets 'Ugly' For Autism, says National Autism Association

- What was meant to be a quick fundraiser for autism has turned into a creative collection of hair-raising twists to benefit a good cause. Joseph...


27 Sep, 2011, 17:46 ET National Autism Association (NAA) Says Vinegar-Soaked Cotton Balls in Disabled Students' Mouths Underscores Need for 'Aversives' Ban

Monday night, in an effort to demonstrate inhumane practices known as "aversives" happening in special-ed classrooms across the county, school...


01 Sep, 2011, 12:18 ET Tae Bo® Creator, Billy Blanks® Will Lead Attempt to Break World Kickboxing Record

The National Autism Association (NAA) and fitness expert Billy Blanks® are putting out a call for people to gather in Tampa on October 1st,...


21 Jul, 2011, 10:17 ET National Autism Association Applauds Approval of Medical Diagnostic Code for Wandering

In a meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) held earlier this week, the approval of a new medical diagnosis code for...


13 Jul, 2011, 10:45 ET NAA Asks Facebook Users to Vote for Autism Family Assistance Programs

Vivint Gives Back Project provides opportunity for expanded programs benefitting families affected by autism The National Autism Association...


08 Jul, 2011, 11:45 ET New Study Confirms Role of Environment in the Development of Autism

NAA Calls NIH Autism Gene Search a Waste of Money, Says Focus Should be on Environmental Causation A study published this week again confirms...


14 Jun, 2011, 13:53 ET Joe's Crab Shack Partners with NAA to Assist Families Affected by Autism

The National Autism Association (NAA) announced today a partnership with Joe's Crab Shack restaurants across the nation. Beginning in June 2011...


10 May, 2011, 18:24 ET Study Reveals 83 Individuals with Autism Quietly Compensated by Federal Vaccine Injury Court

National Autism Association Calls for Immediate Congressional and Scientific Investigation Into Autism-Vaccine Link Despite numerous studies...


21 Apr, 2011, 12:44 ET National Autism Association Applauds Publication of Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2011--2012

Latest edition of comprehensive treatments and therapies resource offers hope to individuals affected by autism The National Autism Association...


20 Apr, 2011, 15:59 ET New Research Finds Half of All Children With Autism Wander From Safety

Data Requested by National Autism Association Supports Urgent Need for Resources Almost one year after National Autism Association urged the...


20 Apr, 2011, 10:21 ET National Autism Association Announces the Launch of Its "Big Red Safety Box" Program to Combat Wandering

In an ongoing effort to combat the rise in wandering-related tragedies and deaths within the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community, the...


02 Apr, 2011, 13:53 ET NAA Says Autism Awareness Month Points out Need for Better Treatments, Research and Services

Autism is a national health emergency, now affecting nearly 1% of America's children The National Autism Association (NAA) joins with...


17 Mar, 2011, 09:07 ET National Autism Association Says New Diagnostic Code Would Help Combat Deaths Among Children With Autism

The National Autism Association (NAA) today expressed its strong support of a diagnostic code for disabled minors that have a serious history of...


01 Mar, 2011, 09:55 ET National Autism Association Announces American Legion Child Welfare Foundation Autism Safety Toolkit Grant

The National Autism Association (NAA) today announced its receipt of a $50,000 grant from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (CWF) to...


23 Feb, 2011, 11:15 ET Supreme Court Ruling Abandons Vaccine-Injured Children, Threatens Vaccine Safety

Decision in Bruesewitz case leaves families with no hope of obtaining compensation from drug makers for vaccine injuries The National Autism...


05 Jan, 2011, 18:26 ET National Autism Association Says BMJ Article is Yet Another Attempt to Thwart Vaccine Safety Research

The British Medical Journal published an article today attacking Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his work towards a better understanding of the medical...


21 Dec, 2010, 14:39 ET National Autism Association Applauds Legislation Establishing National Institute to Fight Autism Epidemic

New Research Funding Must Target Prevention and Treatment of Fastest Growing Childhood Disorder The National Autism Association (NAA) today...


25 Oct, 2010, 15:58 ET National Autism Association Applauds Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee's Formation of Safety Subcommittee

The National Autism Association (NAA) is applauding the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) today following the Committee's decision...


22 Sep, 2010, 10:49 ET The 2010 National Autism Conference Sponsored By OxyHealth Returns to Florida

  Back in Florida for a third year in a row, The National Autism Conference (NAC), hosted by the National Autism Association, will bring...


15 Sep, 2010, 15:06 ET Court Awards Over $20 Million for Vaccine-Caused Autism

NAA Applauds Decision to Compensate Poling Family, Calls for More Vaccine Research The National Autism Association joins thousands of parents...