This guest post is by Lottie Barker, a 14-year-old with Asperger Syndrome who lives in the UK. This post is part of an initiative on our site called “In Our Own Words: Living on the Spectrum,” which highlights the experiences of individuals with autism from their perspectives. Have a story you want to share for the series? Email us at InOurOwnWords@Autismspeaks.org.
In the Heart of Autism post below, Logan Slaughter, a young adult with Asperger Syndrome, explains why he developed a no-bullying platform that he wants to share with the world. Logan was featured earlier this week on HarrisonDaily.com, his hometown newspaper!
This guest post is by Megan Douglas, a mother and nineteen-year special education teacher.
My two daughters were both internationally adopted. Sophie, 8 years old, is from Haiti and Grace, 14 years old is from Russia. Grace was diagnosed with autism at age six and we've been piecing the puzzle together since before the diagnosis. Grace has been a runner since I met her in Russia.
This Your Dollars @ Work post features six students at the University of Arkansas who have received scholarships to the university's Autism Support Program through the Brian and Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund which provides funding to postsecondary programs to award scholarships to young adults and adults with autism, including 2- and 4-year colleges, vocational and technical schools and transition programs.
This post is by Jane Springer, a grandmother to six-year-old twins, one of whom has autism. Jane is a certified life and wellness coach who helps parents and grandparents of children on the autism spectrum. For more from Jane, check out her website here.
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 with autism at autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com. Kim spoke at the kickoff last night for the Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Speaks.
This guest post is by Jake McNeil, a 21-year-old adult with autism from the United Kingdom. This post is part of an initiative on our site called “In Our Own Words: Living on the Spectrum,” which highlights the experiences of individuals with autism from their perspectives.