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Notes from a Not-So-Empty Nester

This post is by Liane Kupferberg Carter, the mother of two adult sons, one of whom has autism and epilepsy. Liane is a journalist whose articles and essays have appeared in more than 40 publications. As a community activist, she has worked wit... More...

Your Dollars @ Work: Meet the Autism Response Team!

This Your Dollars @ Work post shines a spotlight on the amazing work of the Autism Speaks Autism Response Team. Click here for a list of 10 Ways the Autism Response Tea... More...

Strangers Made My Son with Autism’s Birthday the Best Ever

This guest post is from Erin, a mother who recently reached out to us asking for help from our community on finding a rare &... More...

New Documentary Looks at Life of Single Father and His Son with Autism

This post is by Ken Siri, an author, advocate and entrepreneur who is the single father of Alex, a 15-year-old boy with autism. Ken and Alex will be the subjects of a feature length documentary called "Big Daddy Autism" abou... More...

Your Dollars @ Work: Providing a Unique Therapeutic Opportunity

This post below is by Jennifer Hitz, Grants Coordinator, and Megan Giordano, Equine Director, of Leg Up Farm. Opened in 2010, Leg Up Farm is a nonprofit therapy center, located in Mt. Wo... More...

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...

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