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Monday, July 14, 2014 Link

TheMighty.com recently featured a blog post by  about her 10-year-old son with autism and his experience at football camp. The post was originally posted to her personal blog here. Read an excerpt of the touching blog below. 

So often we hear about fallen athletes — football stars who

Monday, July 14, 2014 Link

This guest post is by filmmaker Jen Medvin, mother of twins, one which has an ASD diagnosis. Medvin is working on a short film titled, "Little Hero" about her twins' unique relationship. Watch the kickstarter trailer for her film below. 

Monday, July 14, 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." Read more North Carolina stories here. 

On the Road to Autism Insurance Reform:  North Carolina Stories – The Anders

The best part of my job is meeting amazing autism families all around the country.  During my

Sunday, July 13, 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." Read more North Carolina stories here. 

The best part of my job is meeting amazing autism families all around the country.  During my time in North Carolina recently, I have heard so many inspirational stories from all corners of the state, and I

Friday, July 11, 2014 Link

“I read about hemp oil for preventing seizures in children and adults with autism. Is there research to support this?”

Today’s “Got Questions?” response is from developmental pediatrician Daniel Coury, medical director of Autism Speaks

Thursday, July 10, 2014 Link

This guest post is by John Block, Producer of the acclaimed autism documentary "Sounding The Alarm." Sounding the Alarm that will be available on Netflix on July 15. This film examines the lives of 12 families who live with autism, and chronicles the challenges and opportunities they face from diagnosis to adulthood. This was part of a note John sent to us on a recent experience involving the screening...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 Link

This guest post is from Michael Korins, an adult with autism who has a passion for singing. 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. Michael’s dad writes, “Being a self-advocate has not come easily to Michael. But ask him what he wants to be when he graduates High School, he will tell you immediately

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Link

This guest blog post is by Shannon Snell - mother of two children and an autism advocate.  

My name is Shannon and I am the proud mother of two beautiful girls.  My elder daughter, Joy, has severe autism.

Since her diagnosis, I have dedicated by life to “all things autism.” As an advocate, I fight for the rights of thousands of people by being a member of various boards dedicated

Wednesday, July 9, 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." Read more North Carolina stories here. 

The best part of my job is meeting amazing autism families all around the country.  During my time in North Carolina recently, I have heard so many inspirational stories from all corners of the state, and I want to

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Link

Singer Michael Bublé showed he is a class act when he sent a a young fan named Griffin this amazing video

Griffin's aunt posted the video to YouTube with this description:

Griffin is a 6 year old boy with severe Autism who lives in Calgary, AB. He has a passion for music, and has acquired an incredible love for Mr. Buble. He asks for 'Michael Buble' throughout the