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Stories from Grandparents "I may not know the medical or psychological terms or explanations for Riley's mystery, but I know deep inside that he is an amazing young boy who loves me, and I love him. After all, he is my grandson." - More...
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month  (NDEAM). Congress designates this month as a time when businesses of all sizes and in all industries recognize the talents that people with disabilities add to their organizations and More...
What options do individuals with autism and their families have after they turn twenty-two? As the population of adults with autism increases, many will require comprehensive services, and supervision. What do we know about today's services? More...
Last month, we focused on the transition back to school. We heard from many families who wanted us to highlight ways they could play a part in their child's education. One parent wrote, "I want to make sure my child is making More...
Social Mixers offer an opportunity for young people with autism to practice social skills and become more involved in their community. The process of teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) socialization skills varies widely More...
Open the Doors to Your Community! Participation in the community can be enhanced through improvement in the social skills of individuals with autism. Individuals with autism have to learn the social skills that come much more naturally to their More...
It's no secret that raising a child with autism can be expensive. Between doctor's appointments, therapy sessions, after school programs, etc., the costs can get very overwhelming for families affected by autism. The Autism Speaks Autism More...
September is National Grandparents Month, a time to acknowledge and appreciate grandparents and all of the love and support they bring to our lives. Grandparents often play very important roles in the lives of children with autism. This month's More...
The Family Services team at Autism Speaks interacts with families affected by autism on a daily basis. Lots of families have shared stories, sought help, or asked questions about legal issues. Many families are looking to better understand what they More...
This month's Community Connections is all about celebrating moms and sharing experiences. We heard from hundreds of mothers across the country who shared their most memorable and heartfelt experiences with their children with autism – More...