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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 goteamkate.com. 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.

Today’

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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Link

This guest blog post is by Autism Speaks media intern Megan Rosado. Megan has a twin brother on the autism spectrum. 

My brother Rocky is severely autistic and nonverbal, which means our conversations are quite interesting. 

To others who aren’t used to this sort of thing, it’s mostly a lot of me talking and Rocky’s Academy Award-worthy facial reactions

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Link

This guest post is by Michael Goodroe, a 26-year-old with autism. Michael’s mother Joane wrote a guest post on his journey to adulthood which you can read hereThis post is part of an initiative on our site called “

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Link

In this post, a Texas mom, Jill shares her family’s experience enrolling her two sons in new “child-only” health insurance plans through www.healthcare.gov. To learn more about the new coverage options available to your family, visit this resource.

Our family’s journey with autism began after my older son, Alexander [foreground, below], was diagnosed shortly after his third

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Link

Post by Rachel Harrison of NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the home of the ASD Nest Support Project. The ASD Nest Support Project provides training, professional development, and on-site consultation for educators in the ASD Nest Program, New York City’s inclusion program for students with autism spectrum disorders. For more information, click here.