Family Services

The Grandparent Connection in Families Affected by Autism

In recognition of National Grandparents Day, on September 11th Autism Speaks is celebrating the  grandparent connection in families affected by autism. During the month of September, we are asking grandparents to share your experience... More...

Family Services Office Hours – 09.08.11

The Family Services Department at Autism Speaks now offers Office Hours!  

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Hurricane Irene: How to Prepare

Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the U.S. East Coast with exteme impacts expected through the weekend. Hurricane warnings an... More...

Family Services Office Hours – 8/24/11

The Family Services Department at Autism Speaks will now offer online Office Hours each Wednesday, starting August 3, 2011, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT  

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New Autism Speaks Guide Helps Parents Better Understand and Navigate the IEP Process

New York, N.Y. (August 23, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today released Individualized E... More...

Back to School: What is your child eating for lunch?

It can be a challenge for parents to make sure your child with autism is getting the right nutrition and diet while at school. How do parents make sure their child’s is continuing the eating habits and they get the nutrition they... More...

Transcript of LIVE Q & A with Gary Mayerson

How To Compromise With Your School District Without Compromising Your Child   Navigating the IEP process can be an overwhelming experience. Join nationally renowned attorney Gary Mayerson as he answers live questions from parents ... More...

Family Services Office Hours – 8/17/11

Office Hours, a new resource available on the web at www.autismspeaks.org will easily connect families to a wide variety of autism-related resources, including Famil... More...

IEPs, iPads and Bullies: 10 Tips From a Dad Who’s Been There

James Vaughan’s 11-year old son, Kian, is entering the 6th grade in the Weber County public schools in Utah.  Kian, who has high functioning autism, has been mainstreamed in public school since the second grade and has made great stride... More...

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