This post is written by Aaron Likens from St. Louis, Mo. Likens is the author of “Finding Kansas: Decoding the Enigma of Asperger’s Syndrome.” To find out more, check out his blog here.
What does a person say when a lifelong dream is fulfilled? That’s the question I’ve been trying to answer after my experience on Monday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
When I was young, I grew up just a few miles from the Speedway. I had a few drivers I liked, but my true hero was
Congratulations graduates! You’re likely traveling the world, preparing to start your first job and/or gearing up for graduate school. Whatever your post-graduate plans are, you can continue to stay involved with our college program, Autism Speaks U, and Autism Speaks!
Here are five easy ways that you can stay involved and make a difference:
Tuesday, May 14, BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, hosted its 11th Commissions for Charity Day. The annual Charity Day will once again feature celebrity “guest-traders” on BTIG’s trading floors across the country to help raise money for a variety of children’s charities.
Since it began hosting its Commissions for Charity Day in 2003, BTIG has raised close to $25 million and has donated those proceeds to over 350 nonprofit organizations. This year's annual event will support
Guest post by journalist Nick Compton, of China’s Global Journalism Institute, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Last month, China joined in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day with a stream of media coverage, fundraisers and service projects advancing the causes of our autism community.
Using the benchmark of 1 percent of the population, China is home to some 13 million children
This post is by Autism Speaks board member and Family Services Committee member Sallie Bernard. The tips are excerpted from her article The Other Public Health Crisis from the April-May edition of The Autism File magazine. The article discusses the growing rates of suicide among individuals with autism and focuses on how awareness and action can save a life. You can read a PDF of the entire article here
This week’s “Got Questions?” answer comes from Christopher McDougle, MD, director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Lurie Center for Autism, a member of Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network.
This is an important question. Mood disorders – including depression – do appear to
This post is by Kathleen Lanese.
My favorite word is Mama.
I always wanted to be a mom, and my husband and I were blessed with two beautiful boys. When you first hold that perfect baby in your arms, you have expectations, hopes and dreams for his future. When your child is diagnosed with autism you have to adjust your expectations, change your dreams, and refocus your hopes for your child.
Marianne Sullivan is responsible for Community Outreach and Education at Autism Speaks. She can be reached at: email@example.com