Family Services

Emilee's Petition: 3rd Grader Asks School to Spread Autism Awareness

After a unit on opinion writing in their third grade class, students were asked to write a petition about an issue they care about. One student Emilee, who has a little brother with autism, chose autism awareness and shared her petition at the... More...

Everyone Deserves A Fantastic Friend

In the post below, 17-year-old ... More...

Your Dollars @ Work: Camp Helps Kids with Autism Find Acceptance

This Your Dollars @ Work post features Brainy Camp, one of this year's ... More...

21-Year-Old with Autism Finds His Dream Job on the Golf Course!

In this post below, Elizabeth Grotewohl, mom of 21-year-old Mark, shares his success story after working hard and finding his dream job.

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God Watched Over Him

This is a post by Tessie Hooker, the grandmother of a six-year-old boy with autism. 

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Your Dollars @ Work: Helping Adults on the Path to Successful Careers!

A 2012 Family Services Community Grant to the YMCA of Greater Kansas City fu... More...

Autism: So Little Understood

This is a post by Ilyse Levine-Kanji, a former employment discrimination lawyer who now devotes her time to caring for her two sons, Sam (15) and Troy (13).  For more of Ilyse's advocacy work on behalf of people with autism, chec... More...

World Autism Awareness Day Our Way

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...

New Tools to Get You Ready for Trips to the Eye Doctor!

This is a post by Susan Connors, MD, mother of a young adult with autism, instructor at Harvard Medical School and phy... More...

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