Family Services

New Pica Tool Kits from the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network!

This is a post by David B. McAdam, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics at the U... More...

Heart of Autism: Recycling for a Good Cause!

In this Heart of Autism post, 22-year-old JAcob Albretson talks about his love of recycling and why he is donating part of the proceeds back to good causes like Autism Speaks. 

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Your Dollars @ Work: Autismo y Familia Conference for Spanish Speakers

In 2013, Autism Speaks provided a Chapter Grant of $5,000 to ACT Today! to fund Autismo y Familia, a free Spanish autism conference for Spanish-speaking families in the Southern California area. The below post is excerpted from a ... More...

Autism and Sign Language

This post is by Michelle Vinokurov, a young girl with autism from ... More...

When the Pieces Fit

In the post below, one mom awaiting a diagnosis explains how once she began to research autism to help her boyfriend find information about his son, she realized how much the pieces fit. "As I read more on Asperger's, the pieces ... More...

Wandering in Adults with Autism

Today's Autism After 16 featured an article by Autism Speaks staffer, author, public speaker and autism advocate Kerry Magro on wandering in adults.

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Your Dollars @ Work: Empowering People to Support Kids with Autism

This Your Dollars @ Work is from Tina Waters of Include Autism, a 2012 Family Services Community Grant... More...

That "Look" Special Needs Parents Can't Stand

This is a post by Kammy Kramer, mom to Elliott (12), Henry (10) and Ada (6).  Both Elliott & Ada are on the autism spectrum. Kammy is the Autism Speaks Family Services Community Liaison in Minnesota. According to her blog, s... More...

5 Strategies to Explain Autism to a Child Who's Affected by Autism

This post is by Celina Miller. Celina is a writer, advocate, trained yoga instru... More...

How the Kindness of School Bus Drivers Helped My Son with Autism

This is a post by Marianne Sullivan, a member of the Autism Speaks Family Services Team and mom to a 22 year old son with autism.

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