Skip navigation

Calls to Action

Autism Speaks Official Blog 

Wednesday, September 17, 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 Kim spoke at the kickoff last night for the Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Speaks. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Link

This blog post is by Phyllis Brumfield, a grandparent autism advocate.

I moved to Clayton County, Georgia from California, 13 years ago.  I own and operate Brumfield Insurance Agency, which I use to promote autism awareness in the community.

When my grandson Jordan was 1 year-old, he lived with me while his parents were in the military and I

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Link

This guest post is by Jake McNeil, a 21-year-old adult with autism from the United Kingdom. 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. 

Before being

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Link

This guest blog post is by dad-vocate Mathew Oakes who has two children - Liam and Molly. Matt blogs with his wife Courtney about parenting on the autism spectrum at Follow him one Twitter @mattoakes.

Monday, September 15, 2014 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." 

A dozen years ago, I did not know what autism was.  My son with autism is 13 now and was diagnosed when he was nearly 2, so a dozen years ago I had only a passing familiarity with the word “autism,” not the deep, intense, all-consuming knowledge that permeates my every day now.

These days, many people who are

Monday, September 15, 2014 Link

This guest post is from Matthew Palmer, a filmmaker and advocate for those with special needs. He directed the documentary Friends of Mine, which focuses on a special needs camp in Sacramento, California. You can purchase or rent Friends of Mine on iTunes or at www.friendsofminefilm.

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 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.