Family Services

Hurricane Sandy AutismCares Testimonial

When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, hundreds of families who have a child with autism were affected. Natural disasters can be especially devastating to a person with autism, and many lost food, medicine and therapeutic equipment. ... More...

10 Steps to Help your Teen with Autism Navigate Dating

What advice can you give parents on how we should talk about dating and intimacy with our teens who have autism?

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'World of Jenks' Tackles 'Twists and Turns' Tonight

“I want to work with normal people.  I don’t want to be with people with disabilities.  I just want to be me and pretend I’m normal and stuff.”  -Chad

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The Story of Luke

This blog post is by Leslie Long, Director of Housing and Adults Services. She reviewed the award winning The Story of Luke, a comedy starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, Cary Elwes and Kristin Bauer about a young man with autism... More...

New Directions for Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network

Posted by Clara Lajonchere, PhD, Autism Speaks vice presi... More...

John: An Employment Success in His Own Words

A Conversation with John Taylor, Family Services Database Coordinator at Autism Speaks. Please check out our Employment Tool Kit ... More...

Heart of Autism: Making Other Kids Feel Proud

Lucas Laliotis is a nine-year-old boy from New Hampshire. When he was 6, he was diagnosed with high functioning autism/Asperger Syndrome. This Heart of Autism post is by Lucas’ mom, Sarah... More...

Heart of Autism: Chef Tom Dickinson Gives Back

Tom Dickinson is a professional chef on the autism spectrum. He is a proud graduate of the Culinary Arts Program at Linn Benton Community College where he trained extensively for two years.  

In this post, Chef Tom explains his mission... More...

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