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Monday, October 20, 2014 Link

This is a post by Cheryl Hanson, grandmother to 15-year-old electronic music producer and performer John Hanson, who has Asperger Syndrome.

John Hanson, my grandson, aka Subterr Anean, is a 15-year-old electronic music producer/performer.  He was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome when he was five-years-old.

John still has difficulty tying his shoes. School lessons are very difficult, especially math; even simple

John Hanson
Monday, October 20, 2014 Link

This guest post was written by Erin Polk which you could find on The Mighty here. You can also keep up with Erin on Facebook here. An excerept of Erin's blog is below...

If you live in our community and catch a sight of us in public, you will see a young man hopping through the store, a cool looking device sitting in the shopping cart and a woman telling “hoppy” to come along. Some

Five Guys
Monday, October 20, 2014 Link

In an annual tradition, Dennis Weatherstone’s daughter sends encouragement to her champions ... 


(Oct 20, 2014) As read by Lady Weatherstone at the welcoming luncheon of the

Friday, October 17, 2014 Link

This guest post is by Nathan Stump an award winning student film maker. Nathan with the help of student filmmaker Jonatas da Silva are two weeks out from shooting their senior thesis film. For more information about their film “King of the Road,” you can visit their website here, and find their project on Twitter and

Friday, October 17, 2014 Link

Our 7-year-old was recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He’ll be moved to a new classroom and begin ABA therapy in the next few weeks. Can you give us some advice on helping him understand what’s going on?

Today’s “Got Questions?” answer is by education specialist Lucia Murillo (left), Autism Speaks assistant director of

Thursday, October 16, 2014 Link

This Your Dollars @ Work post features The Kennedy Center Travel Training Program. With the help of an Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grant of $25,000, The Kennedy Center developed a travel training curriculum to introduce independent travel on public buses and trains to young adults with autism spectrum disorders.

A great need exists for specialized public transportation training for individuals with autism. To

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Link

(October 15, 2014) - This is a guest post from blogger Chrissy Kelly (Life with Greyson + Parker) who has two sons on the autism spectrum. You can read more of Chrissy's blog posts here

Tuesday we had a morning free of therapy. WHAT DO WE DO?! I felt like an alien. What do human mothers do on a random Tuesday? Therapy is my normal, and without it at first I can feel lost. I don't always know

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Link

Autism Speaks’ Paul Wang answers your questions about new findings suggesting that a sulforaphane supplement can ease autism symptoms in some individuals

Yesterday, a new scientific report described how sulforaphane, a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts, helped ease autism symptoms in nearly half of the 29 individuals enrolled in a small

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Link

The Autism Speaks ATN at Vanderbilt is forging partnerships with community arts and education organizations including the Nashville Zoo

Monday, October 13, 2014 Link

(October 13, 2014) -- This guest post is from Karen Mariscal who attended a sensory-friendly performance of the Lion King this weekend. This performance was brought to the Boston Opera House through our partnership with Broadway in Boston and Disney Theatrical Productions. You can read the entire recap of this weekend's performance