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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

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Link

Kristi Campbell 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. 

The word autism entered my heart as a whisper. It later entered my brain as a possibility. Later still, it entered my life. I think I knew, long before I knew.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Link

This is a post by Kathryn Nordberg, founder and CEO of Erik's Ranch & Retreats. Erik's Retreat will open in Edina, Minnesota this April and is featured as part of our Home of the Month series highlighting successful organizations providing services to adults with autism.

The April grand opening at Erik’s Retreat in Edina, Minnesota, is the beginning of

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Link

This post is by Lou Melgarejo, a married father of three whose eldest daughter Bianca has autism. In 2011 he started Lou’s Land, a blog from an Autism Dad’s perspective. A television director by trade, Lou used what he knew to create the autism awareness video “

Saturday, March 29, 2014 Link

Guest blog post by pediatrician Bob Sears, a primary-care pediatrician in Capistrano Beach, California, and the author of The Autism Book. “Dr. Bob,” as he likes to be known, is one of three pediatrician sons of the well-known pediatrician William Sears and pediatric nurse Martha Sears. More about their “family practice” can be found at

Friday, March 28, 2014 Link

Michael Rosanoff, Autism Speaks Associate Director of Public Health Research and Scientific Review, reponds to Dr. Max Wiznitzer's comment on MSNBC cautioning against overdiagnosis of autism in young children.

Read our full coverage of the

Friday, March 28, 2014 Link

Talking on MSNBC’s “News Nation” about the new CDC autism prevalence statistics, Dr. Max Wiznitzer commented that “you should not automatically conclude that if my child didn’t speak exactly when wanted that we’re in trouble”.  

But Autism Speaks disagrees.

Friday, March 28, 2014 Link

Developmental pediatrician Paul Wang is Autism Speaks senior vice president and head of medical research. We asked Dr. Wang to address how the continued rise in prevalence will affect the autism community.

Read our full coverage of the CDC’s prevalence update here.

Two years ago, the CDC

Thursday, March 27, 2014 Link

This guest post is from Nakeishia Knox, a blogger for Many Faces of Autism who wants to share her Light It Up Blue story with our community. How will you Light It Up Blue in Apri for Autism Awareness Monthl? Tell us here

April 2, 2014 is going to be a monumental day in the

Thursday, March 27, 2014 Link

This week's Your Dollars @ Work post tells what Autism Speaks is doing to stop bullying in the autism community.

A 2012 study from the Interactive Autism Network found that 63% of 1,167 children with ASD surveyed, ages 6 to 15, had been bullied at some point in their lives. 39% reported