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Ashley_with_emmy_3Congratulations to Ashley Reynolds, our Age of Autism Best Media winner for 2006 (HERE) on winning a coveted Emmy!

For the Mid-America EMMY Awards, KOMU TV 8's Ashley Reynolds from Missouri, won the student category for the Combating Autism From Within Series. 

"It's an amazing honor to win such a prestigious award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the 2008 Emmy Awards.  It's a great feeling to be recognized by the academy for our hard work. It was privileged to be among hundreds of the best journalists in the Midwest.  This would not have been possible without input from the autism community. 

I have received more than a thousand emails, phone calls, and letters from around the world for our groundbreaking series.  Those responses mean more than any award I could ever win. Thank you so much for those that helped make the series possible. All I wanted was to inform people in Mid-Missouri about autism and investigate the possible link to vaccines, in the end our series touched people world wide.  So many journalists will never have a story that reaches people on a global scale.  I am proud that I could share a story that needed to be told."

So far, Ashley has won three awards for the series that range from national to regional.  You can watch the entire 14 part series along with the hour special on the Combating Autism From Within Blog here--


Lin Wessels

Thank you so much Ashley for your outstanding journalistic integrity! There are many who could learn from your fine example.

Thank you also to the entirety of your media team. Without their expertise and support this would not have been possible. We wish to recognize them for their hard work and contributions as well.

As always, many, many thanks to the autism community for their persistence, diligence and dedication to all our children and adults both with and without autism. If not for so many willing and admirable souls, I'd not be able to press on some days. We are indebted to each of you!

Humbly yours,
The Wessels
Mark, Lin and Sam (The most beautiful boy there ever could be)


Thanks Ashley! And a big CONGRATUALTIONS!


Congratulations, Ms. Reynolds, and thank you. Continue to report these issues and current events using your keen intellect and open mind. You are leading by example, and I hope that many other reporters, old and new, will follow.


Ashley, we are so very thankful to have you in our corner, sending the message of truth and hope to the rest of the world. Thank you for being a pioneer for your generation that *deserves* to be better informed than we were when we started out.


Congratulations Ashley. A well deserved honor. Thank you for doing such a great job in your autism series.

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