April 7, 2011

Light It Up Blue in April for Autism Awareness

The Vanderbilt Autism Treatment Network and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s TRIAD join the autism community in promoting awareness during Autism Awareness Month in April and throughout the year.

The Vanderbilt ATN is organizing “Light It Up Blue” awareness activities coordinated with Autism Speaks (visit http://www.autismspeaks.org).

Vanderbilt autism resources:
• Vanderbilt Autism Resource Line 322-7565, toll-free (877) 372-8862
• Tennessee autism resources—TN Disability Pathfinder 322-8529, toll-free (800) 640-4636
• Vanderbilt Autism Treatment Network Site http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/triad/research/partners/page.aspx?id=460
• TRIAD http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/triad/
• StudyFinder http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/site/services/studyfinder/default.aspx

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has  free “Learn the Signs — Act Early” materials in English and Spanish for parents, early childhood educators and health care professionals at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html.  

On Sept. 10, the Kennedy Center and Vanderbilt’s Department of Developmental Medicine will team up as “The Commodore Collaborative” and walk for Autism Speaks at the annual “Walk Now for Autism Speaks.”

For more information, visit www.walknowforautismspeaks.org and search for a walk near you, or follow this link and join our team.