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I Don’t Keep Secrets: Labeling Myself Autistic

This guest post was written by Gianna Hitsos, a high school senior on the autism spectrum who will soon begin her college career.&nbs... More...

On The Road: Targeting States

As Charlie Daniels would say, “The South’s Gonna Do It Again.”  Notwithstanding that my own home state of South Carolina was an early leader in autism insurance reform, several Southern states are still lacking insurance cov... More...

The "Healing" Power of the Ocean and Surfing

This post is by Ali Dyer

“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” – Mother Teresa

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Autism Anthem "Not So Different:" Making the Video

We recently wrote about singer/songwriter Cassandra Kubinski's autism anthem, "Not So ... More...

On the Road: High Gear for 2014

Approximately three dozen state legislatures go into session this month, so the Autism Speaks Advocacy Team is in high gear!  As such, it’s time to resume our “On the Road to Autism Insurance Reform” blog, to keep you up to ... More...

Mother and Son Remind Autism Community to "Smile"

This guest blog post is by Courtney Gondoli, a mother of two children on the autism spectrum from Brockport, N.Y. Courtney's son Joey was nonverbal when he was diagnosed as a toddler but now at age 4 he has started speaking. The ... More...

Family's Trip to the Movies Takes Unpleasant Turn

Emily Colson, author of “Dancing with Max,” recently shared a troubling experience she had at a movie theater in New England with her 22-year-old son who h... More...

Mom Teaches Son with Autism to Curse

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Gratitude and a Challenge

This post is by Lou Melgarejo, a married father of three whose eldest daughter Bianca has autism. In 2011 he started Lou’s Land, a blog from an Autism Dad’s perspective.

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A Story About Giving

This post is by Ann Gibbons, regional director for Autism Speaks, who recently visited a local supporter.

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