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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...

Autism in Fiction

The post below is by Chrissy Lessey, an autism advocate, mom and author. Her debut novel, ... More...

Transitioning into the Working World with the Help of Home Depot

This post is from Louise Martling, a mother of a young adult on the autism spectrum.... More...

Helping My Son with Autism Reach out to the World

This is a post by Denise Hines, Corporate Finanace and Human Resource Officer of the Washington State PTA and  mother of Ian, a young man with autism. Denise shares the story of life with her son and how ... More...

Sleep, Glorious Sleep (or lack thereof!)

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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