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Friday, January 30, 2015 Link

This poem was submitted to Autism Speaks by Shari Murphy. Her 18 year old daughter, Nina, wrote it about her sister, seven-year-old Sophie, who has Autism. Sophie attended Awesome Summer Days Camp for children with Autism this past summer, and Nina volunteered there and received this necklace as a gift after the summer was over.

Friday, January 30, 2015 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." 

Are we only a month into 2015?  It doesn’t seem possible. Autism Speaks has truly been “on the road” in pursuit of autism

Friday, January 30, 2015 Link

“What does babbling mean in an otherwise nonverbal person with autism? Does it indicate that the person is trying to express something? Does it suggest a potential for developing speech?”

Today

Thursday, January 29, 2015 Link

This letter was sent to us  from Allison Hill, a mom blogger who writes at Jacobs Journey Through Autism. Alison sent us this letter in honor of 10 Years of Progress: A Lifetime of Hope. This post is part of our new blog series highlighting Autism Speaks 10 Years of Progress: A Lifetime of Hope. How has Autism Speaks touched your life? Email us at AS10Years@

10 Years
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 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 autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com. In this beautiful and heartfelt post, Kim writes a love letter to her son Justin, as if it was the last in a series of letters she'd written to him over many years to be read to him after her death. 

Dear Justin,

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Link

This guest post is by Eric Kirschner, Special Events intern at Autism Speaks. This post is part of an initiative on our site called “In Our Own Words: Living on the Spectrum,” which highlights the experiences of individuals with autism from their perspectives. Have a story you want to

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Link

This guest post is by JP Morgan Chase Vice President and Long Island Walk Now for Autism Speaks Co-Chair Michael Giangregorio on the passing of the ABLE Act

When my son Nicholas was diagnosed with autism

ABLE, advocacy
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Link

This guest post is by James Piccarto, a 24-year-old adult with autism. This post is part of our new blog series highlighting Autism Speaks 10 Years of Progress: A Lifetime of Hope. How has Autism Speaks touched your life? Email us at AS10Years@Gmail.com! 

I want to say congratulations to Autism Speaks on 10 years of excellence. I am a 24 year old man with Autism from Upstate New York. I

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Link

Autism Speaks ATN gastroenterologist Tim Buie answers your questions from last week’s “Office Hours” video on probiotics and dietary fiber 

 

 

Thank you for your

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Link
Cayla Stanley, 25, knows equally well the challenges facing individuals on the spectrum and the joys afforded by knowing someone with special needs because of her older brother, Griffin. She recently opened up about her family's experience with autism in an article she wrote for Gulfshore Life magazine of Naples, Florida, where she is an associate editor. Loving Griffin includes a relatable list of "20 Things You Experience as a 'Neurotypical' Sibling."