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InnerVoice, a unique communication app that utilizes the power of video (self) modeling, now has a no-cost trial version - thanks to an Autism Speaks Neighborhood Grant. InnerVoice is not only a communication app, but also, encourages play, stimulates conversation, builds language and bridges for people with communication challenges.

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"I have more love, more affection, more snuggles, and more hope than ever before… all wrapped up in a very special boy..."

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This guest post is from Autism Speaks' Senior Policy and Advisor Stuart Spielman on tonight's State of the Union...

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Kim McCafferty, one of our favorite mom bloggers, tells us more about why she supports the cause.

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In this heartfelt post, autism advocate and mom Portia Dawson writes a a letter to help start this year off by giving autism parents everywhere encouragement, where there is often so little. "I'm here to give you a high-5, a pat on the back and a thumbs up...and to start your year off by saying, "you're doing a great job!"

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In this post, mom of seven Lisa Smith addresses the girls she noticed in the mall who were laughing at her 13-year-old son with autism.

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I was so proud of him in that moment. He not only identified his emotions but was also able to verbally express them to me.

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This is a post by Lindsey Lewis, who works for an in-home ABA agency in Orange County. She wrote this post to help autism families she cares so much about to plan for a great 2015! Number one? Be good to yourself.

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