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Autism Speaks staff member and autism mom Denise Bianchi provides tips to help you and your family enjoy the holiday season! "We often put pressure on ourselves to make the holidays perfect, which is unrealistic. In the end, the most important thing to remember is that the holidays are a time to cherish one another and the joy of being together!

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Puberty programs for health educators from the Robert Crown Center for Health Education, funded by an Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grant, ease confusion and discomfort and help teens embrace the winding path to adulthood. Parents and teachers have been one hundred percent thrilled with the program and its resources.

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In this post, mom of seven Lisa Smith talks about the fine line when it comes to raising her son with autism: "I try hard to make his world “autism friendly” while at the same time challenging him to step out of his comfort zone and make his world a little bit bigger."

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"“What’s the hardest part?” And I didn’t even have to think about it. Other people."

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An Autism Speaks Q&A on how recent changes benefit the autism community

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This post highlights the success of students in the Center for Independent Living High Functioning Autism Program at University of Scranton who received scholarships through the Autism Speaks Brian and Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund.

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In this post, dad of 2 boys on the spectrum Mike Gomez shares his story to assure other parents of children with autism that they are not alone on this journey. "Even though it has been a tough road, we honestly feel blessed to be given the responsibility to raise such special little boys."

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Autism Speaks Staffer Kerry Magro shares why he will be playing the role of Santa Claus for children with autism this holiday season in New Jersey...

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