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Friday, October 31, 2014 Link

This guest post was sent to us by Tricia Reynolds who is a blogger at The Book of Timothy. You can read her original post on her blog here. Are you taking your child with autism out today for Halloween? Check out our Halloween Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders here

Friday, October 31, 2014 Link

I’ve heard that kids with autism will eventually eat if they’re hungry enough. I’m considering taking away the hard candy, chips and crackers that our daughter snacks on all day to see if she will learn to eat real food. I’ve tried giving her nutritious foods in the past, but nothing worked. Still I worry. If I take her junk food away, will she starve herself? Should I just get tough and go ahead with this?

Thursday, October 30, 2014 Link

Autism Speaks is proud to partner with DoSomething.org to take a stand against bullying!

Bullying is far too common in the autism community and Autism Speaks is committed to combating this growing problem. Earlier this month, Autism Speaks provided funding to DoSomething.org to launch a campaign called Musical Mixup. This exciting and

Thursday, October 30, 2014 Link

The post below is by Lisa Smith, the mother of seven children, two with special needs. Her son Tate has autism. Lisa blogs about her experiences and can be found on Facebook at Quirks and Chaos or at quirks-and-chaos.blogspot.com.

Reciprocity. Not a word I used in casual conversation until I entered the world

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Link

We reached out to the Autism Speaks community for their advice on the best ways to make this year's Halloween a successful and fun event! The top tips are below:

  1. The most important thing is do what is fun for your child and don't be too hard on yourself if a meltdown happens anyway. - Kari 
     
  2. One good idea (if you're close with your neighbors) is telling a few
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Link

This guest post is by Amy Gravino, an adult with autism who is on our Communications Committee here 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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Link

This guest post is by Bunky who participates in Arizona’s Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Why do you walk? Tell us at iwalkfor@gmail.com and you could be featured on our website! See if there’s a walk that you can participate in at walknowforautismspeaks.org.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Link

 

By pediatric nurse practitioner Lynn Cole, associate director of clinical services at the University of Rochester’s Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The University of Rochester is one of 14

Monday, October 27, 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 autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com

I pull Zach in close to me as we lean back into our pew, letting the sounds

Monday, October 27, 2014 Link

This guest post is by Kevin Long who will be running in the NYC Marathon this Sunday for "Timmy's Team", as part of our