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Friday, November 28, 2014 Link


“Can food allergies produce inflammation that causes bad days for someone with autism?”

This week’s Food for Thought answer is by nutritionist Kelly Barnhill, director of

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Link

This is a post by Portia Dawson, an autism advocate and a writer. Both passions allow her to share her son's journey through autism. Her mission is to spread autism awareness by educating, promoting acceptance & respect and bringing hope to families affected by autism. Portia lives in North Dallas and is a devoted wife and mother of four sons. You can read Portia's blog, "My Son, His Voice, Our Journey" here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Link

By Lynda Borromeo,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Link

By developmental pediatrician Rolanda Maxim, medical director of the Knights of Columbus Child Development Center at the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. The center is

Monday, November 24, 2014 Link

This is a post by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum and an Autism Family Partner at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Kim is also the author of a blog about her two children with autism at

Monday, November 24, 2014 Link


This guest post is by Megan Bevevino, a senior at Thiel College. She wants to become a speech language pathologist to help kids with autism, like her brother, John. Why do you walk? Share your story at and we might feature it on our site!

My name is Megan, I am 21 years old and a current senior at

Monday, November 24, 2014 Link

Toyota of Hackensack, New Jersey, is pleased to announce their participation in Toyota’s Autism Speaks Winter Charity Partnership. Beginning on December 1st and running through December month end, the dealership has pledged a $15 Service Coupon to customers who donate $10 or more towards Autism Speaks. The coupons are valid towards future service at the dealership and donations can be

Friday, November 21, 2014 Link

“We have a big extended family full of good cooks. So Thanksgiving is a big deal. Unfortunately it often doesn’t end well for our 13-year-old who has autism. The combination of family hubbub and limitless food tends to be too much. Do you have some tips for avoiding the usual meltdown and, er, “upheaval.”

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Link


This guest post is from Natalie Squibb, whose son Aiden Mondor, 11, has autism. Aiden has found a love for singing that Natalie fosters through music lessons and support. They live in Kamloops British Columbia, Canada. 

Natalie shared this amazing story using the hashtag #100HappyMOMents. Send us your #100HappyMOMents using the hashtag on

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Link

The post below is by Lisa Smith, the mother of seven children, two with special needs. Her son Tate has autism. Lisa blogs about her experiences and can be found on Facebook at Quirks and Chaos or at Lisa recently wrote for The Mighty in a post called To the Classmates Who Sign Up to Sit with my Son At Lunch, and her story was