We hope the start of 2013 has been a good one for you and your family. As you can imagine, the Autism Research Institute (ARI) has many plans for 2013; we will be reporting them to you throughout the year. This month we are continuing our online webinars
and kicking off our Autism Jobs initiative
. There is much more to come - stay tuned!
I would also very much like to thank those who donated to ARI during the end-of-the-year campaign. As you know, ARI relies on the generosity of donors
to support our programs and initiatives.
I'd like to recognize our AGI leadership team for its work with the media following the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut last month, urging careful discussion to avoid misconceptions
after a report mentioned the accused assailant may have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. To further help families and educators on their return to school in the New Year, AGI member Judy Endow, MSW team wrote "Help for Schools: Understanding the ASD
" and published it on autism.com in late December.
We are happy to hear that Wendy Fournier, director of the National Autism Association, is feeling much better - Wendy, our thoughts and prayers are with you.