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Monday, April 7, 2014 Link

This guest post is from Autism Speaks Staffer Ali Dyer. 

Marci Ingram is one of those ‘warrior moms’ that advocates day in and out for not only her son Chris, but all people affected by autism.  She lives with a ‘pay it forward’ outlook on life, and a big part of that philosophy is talking with families to let them know they are not alone, but to also help steer them down a path that will give their

Friday, April 4, 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's book Raising Autism: Surviving the Early Years is on sale on 

Friday, April 4, 2014 Link

This is a post by Susan Connors, MD, mother of a young adult with autism, instructor at Harvard Medical School and physician at the Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Connors created the

Friday, April 4, 2014 Link

“PANDAS turned out to be the cause of new obsessive-compulsive symptoms in our son, who also has autism. But the lack of information and awareness left his symptoms untreated for nearly 3 years. Would love you to help more people understand.”

 Today’s “Got Questions?” answer is by developmental pediatrician Sue Swedo (left) and child psychiatrist Rebecca Hommer.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 Link

This post is from Katherine Sanford who is a blogger at You can read her original post of this on her site here.

1 in 5 Americans has a tattoo

1 in 6 has light eyes

1 in 13 has food allergies

1 in 30 has red

Thursday, April 3, 2014 Link

This post is from Autism Speaks Staffer Kerry Magro and 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 share for the series? Email us at

Thursday, April 3, 2014 Link

By Autism Speaks Assistant Director for Dissemination Science Lauren Elder.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Link

Kristi Campbell, author of yesterday's popular 10 Things Autism Parents Wish You Knew post, is a semi-lapsed career woman with about 18 years of marketing experience in a variety of national and global technology companies. While she does work part-time, her passion is writing and drawing stupid-looking pictures for her blog Finding Ninee, focused on finding humor and support for her special needs son. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Link

To kick off a new partnership between Sesame Workshop an Autism Speaks, Sesame Street’s Abby Cadabby joined Autism Speaks co-founders, Suzanne and Bob Wright, today at the start of World Autism Awareness Day to help light the Empire State Building blue.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Link

This guest post is by musician Nick Guzman who has autism and played at Autism Speaks' Light Up the Blues event in Los Angeles.

One of the first songs I learned to play on guitar was "Helplessly Hoping" when I was 11 years old. I have always loved