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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 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! 

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

Early Access to Care attended and was featured as both an exhibitor and sponsor for the 2015 Association of Maternal Child and Health Programs (AMCHP) Conference in Washington, DC, that took place Jan. 24-27th.

The AMCHP annual

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Link

This guest blog post is by Ann Kagarise. Ann is a writer, photographer and assistant director at a school for children with autism.

What words come to mind when you hear the word autism? What does autism look like?  I am a photographer. I look at autism through the lens of a camera.

Doctors can tell you what they see when they diagnose a child with autism. Parents can tell you what it is like living with a child with autism. Teachers can tell you their experiences in the classroom.

But when I look through the eye of the camera into the soul of autism, I

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Link

Post by (left to right) developmental psychiatrist Elspeth Bradley, information specialist Marika Korossy site coordinator Salina Eldon and developmental pediatrician Alvin Loh. The authors work at Surrey Place Centre within the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Link

This guest post is by Tricia Klein, a mom blogger at the Book of Timothy. You can read her original post here.

Friday, January 23, 2015 Link

This is a post by Jenny Kleiman, who works on the Autism Speaks Community Outreach team. Last week, Jenny trained bus drivers, aides, and transportation supervisors that serve students in Chicago, IL.

With 1 in 68 of our children are impacted by autism, it’s more important than ever that all members of the school community better understand autism. Bus drivers are no exception as they play an important role in