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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Link

This guest blog post is by dad-vocate Mathew Oakes who has two children - Liam and Molly. Matt blogs with his wife Courtney about parenting on the autism spectrum at Follow him one Twitter @mattoakes.

Monday, September 15, 2014 Link

Lorri Unumb, vice president of state government affairs for Autism Speaks, travels the country advocating for families and individuals facing the challenges of autism. This is her ongoing series "On The Road For Autism Reform." 

A dozen years ago, I did not know what autism was.  My son with autism is 13 now and was diagnosed when he was nearly 2, so a dozen years ago I had only a passing familiarity with the word “autism,” not the deep, intense, all-consuming knowledge that permeates my every day now.

These days, many people who are

Monday, September 15, 2014 Link

This guest post is from Matthew Palmer, a filmmaker and advocate for those with special needs. He directed the documentary Friends of Mine, which focuses on a special needs camp in Sacramento, California. You can purchase or rent Friends of Mine on iTunes or at www.friendsofminefilm.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 Autism Speaks ULink


Autism Speaks U collegiate chapters can host an $68 in 68 hours online fundraising challenge. It’s EASY and creates a fun competition for everyone to raise awareness and funds for Autism Speaks

Friday, September 12, 2014 Link

This post is from Shanell Mouland who blogs at Earlier this year we shared a letter from Shanell about her thanking a stranger for being kind to her daughter during a flight they were on. You can follow Shanell and GoTeamKate on Facebook here.

Dear Dr. M,

Go Team Kate
Friday, September 12, 2014 Link

What is it about autism and trains? We know it’s not just our son because we keep meeting other children – and adults – on the spectrum who are so fascinated by them.


Thursday, September 11, 2014 Link

This post is from Mama Fry. This blog was originally posted on her blog "Autism with a side of fries" here. You can follow her blog on Facebook here and Twitter 

Thursday, September 11, 2014 Autism SpeaksLink

This blog post is by Steve (Pop-Pop) Gamet who, along with Evelyn (MumMum) make up the  very proud grandparent duo for Locke, a young boy with autism. Their daughter Kristy  has been previously involved with autism insurance reform in Georgia and just recently rejoined the grassroots team. 

I would like to introduce my special grandson, Locke. He is a wonderful, gifted little boy who has made amazing progress since he was diagnosed with autism at 18 months of age. He is now nine years old.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 Link

The Your Dollars @ Work post below was written by Serena Selkin, Autism Speaks Assistant Director of Grants on the Family Services team. Serena attended a training this week on transition services for the Chinese community hosted by a 2013 Autism Speaks grant recipient.

In 2013, Autism Speaks provided a $25,000 Family Services Community Grant to Resources for Children with Special Needs in New