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In this post, autism advocate, writer and mother of four Portia Dawson shares her difficult experiences with IEP meetings for her son Callie.

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In this post, mom blogger Kim McCafferty details her 11-year-old son Justin's first time reading a book aloud at school. "A book read aloud by a boy I’d been told would probably never read. Once again, the doctors, the chat rooms, and the internet were so undeniably wrong."

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In this post, mom Lisa Smith discusses the Lunch Buddies program she started at her son's school and how grateful she is to his peers and teachers who have worked to make the program a major success! "I thank these students for being kind to Tate and for making his life easier."

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This is a post by Cuong Do and Lori Rickles, the creators of Identifor, a new site and app to help parents and individuals identify their own (or their child's) strengths, abilities and interests using games!

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In this post, Autism Speaks ART Coordinator J-Jaye Hurley discusses her visit to an amazing postsecondary program for young adults with autism that received funding from the Brian and Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund.

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Ron Sandison, an adult with autism, shares his experiences as a minister on the spectrum.

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Growing Solutions Farm on Chicago’s west side was started in June to employ young adults in growing, tending and harvesting plants. The organization is one of four finalists in a contest to win $7,000! We'd Be Thankful for Your Votes!

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States scrambling to comply with new federal regulations for Home- and Community-Based Services

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