Family Services

How My Family Faces Roadblocks

Jane Springer is the grandmother of twins, one of whom has autism. In the post below, she explains how her family has overcome roadblocks they have faced on their journey with autism. Jane is a certified life and wellness coach w... More...

Never Give Up and Reach For the Stars

This post is by Eric Kirschner, an adult with autism who was recently hired as a media intern ... More...

Heart of Autism: My Autism and Me

In the Heart of Autism post below, 22-year-old Julia Triassi explains how her Asper... More...

Your Dollars @ Work: Teaching Swimming, Water Safety and Fun!

Earlier this year, Autism Speaks was excited to launch a new grant program, the Swimming and Water Safety S... More...

Autism in Our Family

This guest post is by Courtney Fitzgerald, a mother of a son on the autism spectrum who writes for OurSmallMoments.com. 

"Are you right-handed or left... More...

This is Our Autism

This blog is by Jessica, a mom of five, one of whom has autism. This post was originally written on her blog Four Plus an Angel which you can read ... More...

My Fight for Acceptance and Awareness for My Superhero Son

The post below is by autism mom and author Allison Hill. Allison recently wrote Jacob's Special Power, a children's book to teach acceptance and ... More...

A Mom's Search for Rare 'Toy Story' Truck for Son with Autism

This post is by Erin Mast, an ABA Master’s student and a full-time mother to three kids with special needs.

Asking for help and admitting your flaws are both seen as weaknesses. I don’t see it that way. I see it as bein... More...

Ensuring Quality through Policy in Rapidly Changing Times

In the post below, the Autism Speaks Adult Services team shares their experience this week at this year's Reinventing Quality Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Four Tips for Autism Families Managing Down Time Before School Starts

This is a post by J-Jaye Hurley, proud mother to Jackson (age 9) and Reese (age 2).  Jackson was diagnosed at age 2 with severe ASD, in addition to numerous other medical conditions over the years.  For the past 3+ years, J-Jaye has ... More...

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