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The Autism Mom is Superwoman

This is a post by Lindsey Lewis, who works for an in-home ABA agency in Orange County. She wrote this tribute to the moms she works with because she truly feels they are the heart of autism.

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Your Dollars @ Work: Exceptional Minds First Training Class Graduates!

This Your Dollars @ Work post is about Exceptional Minds, a non-profit vocational center & animation studio for young adults on the autism spectrum whose mission is to&n... More...

Five Tips for Grandparents of a Child with Autism

This post is by Jane Springer, a grandmother to six-year-old twins, one of whom has auti... More...

Autism Speaks Play Day: Taking Steps to Building Better Communities

This is a post by Dr. Peter Faustino & Daniel Barnes. Dr. Faustino is a school psychologist and state delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Daniel Barnes is a Teaching Assistant who works t... More...

Compare and Despair in the Autism Game

In the post below, Jane Springer shares her perspective on life as a grandmother to twins, one of whom has autism.

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Your Dollars @ Work: Bringing Training to Rural Alaska

This Your Dollars @ Work post features the Alaska Autism Resource Center (AARC), a 2013 Community Grant recipient that is using funding from Autism Speaks to provide autism training and support t... More...

Bella Isabella Everywhere: My Magical Fish

This is a post by Melissa Palmer, the mother of Sophie Palmer, a young girl with autism. Melissa shares the story of Isabella, their family's magical pet fish from Sophie's perspective. Sophie has been attached to Isabella for the past... More...

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