(September 22, 2014) - Josh Bailey, a senior high school varsity football player from Michigan has quite the story. Josh was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, and was non-verbal until the age of 3 ½. Josh said he struggled making friends and fitting in with peers, but football changed everything for him. Currently Bailey, stands at 6-feet-6 and weighs 270 pounds, and is living his dream playing football under the Friday night lights for his school.
Our event committee attends today's 5th Annual Autism Speaks Fall Classic. Left to right: Jamie Maack, Scott Carpenter, Nico Sumas, Dave Smith, Anne St. Clair, Bob Wright, Doug Boothe, John Weiss Dave St. Clair
(September 18, 2014) -- The Washington Post reporter Mari-Jane Williams recently shared a piece on “4 Things Parents of Kids with Special Needs Wish You Wouldn’t Say,” based on her experiences with her 10-year-old son on the autism spectrum.
(September 16, 2014) - Autism Speaks is proud to partner with American Graduate Day 2014. American Graduate Day is taking place on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 11 am- 6:00 pm EDT on local media.
(September 16, 2014) - Police in Stamford, Connecticut have arrested the man suspected of stealing money from a man with autism. Steven St. Jacques, 27, admitted to the crime and is being held on $50,000 bond.
This week we are very excited to have launched a new look to our website with new features to enhance the same great content. Our key objectives were to simplify and mobilize. The site is now responsive to a user’s device so our material will look great whether you’re on a smartphone or your desktop computer.
Did you know that 1 in 17 grandparents are affected by autism? 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.