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Your Dollars@Work: Helping Nonverbal Children Speak – Part I

Researchers funded by Autism Speaks are using iPads to encourage speech among minimally verbal gradeschoolers affected by autism

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God Watched Over Him

This is a post by Tessie Hooker, the grandmother of a six-year-old boy with autism. 

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Your Dollars @ Work: Helping Adults on the Path to Successful Careers!

A 2012 Family Services Community Grant to the YMCA of Greater Kansas City fu... More...

Autism: So Little Understood

This is a post by Ilyse Levine-Kanji, a former employment discrimination lawyer who now devotes her time to caring for her two sons, Sam (15) and Troy (13).  For more of Ilyse's advocacy work on behalf of people with autism, chec... More...

World Autism Awareness Day Our Way

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... More...

New Tools to Get You Ready for Trips to the Eye Doctor!

This is a post by Susan Connors, MD, mother of a young adult with autism, instructor at Harvard Medical School and phy... More...

Eight Reasons I'm Asking You to Light It Up Blue in April!

Kristi Campbell, author of yesterday's popular 10 Things Autism Parents Wish You Knew post, is a semi-lapsed career woman with about 18 y... More...

10 Things Autism Parents Wish You Knew

Kristi Campbell is a semi-lapsed career woman with about 18 years of marketing experience in a variety of national and global technology companies. While she does work part-time, her passion is writing and drawing stupid-looking pictures for h... More...

Home of the Month: Erik's Retreat Opens Doors for Adults with Autism

This is a post by Kathryn Nordberg, founder and CEO of ... More...

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