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This post is from Robyn Schneider, mother of Alex and Jamie, identical twins with autism. Robyn has devoted her life to researching, educating, advocating, and working endlessly toward improving the lives of her sons as well as those of other children and adults with autism. Alex (24) is in a contest to be featured on the front cover of Runners World, an international running magazine.

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 explains what life is like on the spectrum through art and essays.

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, Arizona, one student was brave enough to believe in herself and was able to tell her personal story to her peers. That day, those 7th grade students became a little wiser and definitely more accepting of kids with on the autism spectrum. 

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 here. An excerpt of the blog is below...

So, last Monday morning at 4:30 a.m., the seven of us were off.

This guest blog post is by Shannon Snell - mother of two children and an autism advocate.  

My name is Shannon and I am the proud mother of two beautiful girls.  My elder daughter, Joy, has severe autism.

This is a post by Autism Speaks Executive Vice President of Programs and Services Lisa Goring. Below Lisa shares her experience watching her 17-year-old son, Andrew, walk with his high school graduating class last week.