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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...

Three Things I Really Want My Granddaughter to Know

Jane Springer is the grandmother of twins, one of whom has autism. The post below is a letter from Jane to her granddaughter, Harper, whose twin brother Granger has autism. Jane is a certified life and wellness coach who helps pa... More...

The Imprint a Stranger Left on my Family

This post is from Robyn Schneider, mother of Alex and Jamie, identical twins with autism. Robyn ... More...

Heart of Autism: Max Sets Out to Educate People from His Perspective

This is a post by Beck Miller, mom to 12-year-old Max who has autism. Max was nonverbal until the age of six and learned how to read and write at age 10. He now has his own traveling art show, Insight into the Autistic Mind, that expl... More...

A Story about Autism and Acceptance with Kids Who Care

The post below is written by Lynn Balter, a parent, volunteer and board member of Kids Who Care. After Lynn presented to a large group of 7th graders at Cocopah Middle School in Scottsdale, Ar... More...

Someone I'm with Has Autism

Carrie Cariello, author and mother of five recently wrote a blog about her boy Jack who's on the autism spectrum. You can find the original post via her website ... More...

Over, Under, Through

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...

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