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
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
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.
This blog post is by Steve (Pop-Pop) Gamet who, along with Evelyn (MumMum) make up the very proud grandparent duo for Locke, a young boy with autism. Their daughter Kristy has been previously involved with autism insurance reform in Georgia and just recently rejoined the grassroots team.
I would like to introduce my special grandson, Locke. He is a wonderful, gifted little boy who has made amazing progress since he was diagnosed with autism at 18 months of age. He is now nine years old.
The Your Dollars @ Work post below was written by Serena Selkin, Autism Speaks Assistant Director of Grants on the Family Services team. Serena attended a training this week on transition services for the Chinese community hosted by a 2013 Autism Speaks grant recipient.
In 2013, Autism Speaks provided a $25,000 Family Services Community Grant to Resources for Children with Special Needs in New