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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...

Nineteen Words My Son Can Say

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... More...

Tips on Autism and the Back-to-School Transition

“At the end of last summer, our twins – who both have autism – had a terrible time switch... More...

Your Dollars @ Work: Fun and Inclusion for All At Summer Camp!

This Your Dollars @ Work post is from Easter Seals Tennessee, one of this year's Baker Summer Camp Grant Recipients. The annual camp provides quality recreation camping programs for youth and adults with special needs. All camp programs ta... More...

A Father Bikes to the Beach with his Son with Autism

This guest post is by Autism Speaks Staffer Ann Gibbons.

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Disney-Themed Prom for Kids with Special Needs!

Hello to the fantastic Autism Speaks community!

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My Story with Autism from Then Until Now

This post is from Bo Broadnax, a junior at the University of Cincinnati who is on the autism spectrum. Bo recently received an intership at Barefoot Proximity, an advertising agency in Cincinnati. This post is part of an initiative on our... More...

Autism Training for NYC Search and Rescue Team

This post is written by Nola Waill, an intern with Family Services at Autism Speaks and a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).  Nola is a student at Washington University in St. Louis as a psychology major and has a p... More...

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