This post is from Louise Martling, a mother of a young adult on the autism spectrum.
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 My Job Chart, a new partner of Autism Speaks, has helped improve his independence and life skills.
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 with autism, at autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com.
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.
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 press release announcing the event. The Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grant applications will open next Monday, June 2. Stay tuned!
This post is by Michelle Vinokurov, a young girl with autism from New Jersey. This post is part of an initiative on our site called “In Our Own Words: Living on the Spectrum,” which highlights the experiences of individuals with autism from their perspectives. Have a story you want to share for the series?
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 all began to fall in place. Every quirk my son has fit perfectly."
Today's Autism After 16 featured an article by Autism Speaks staffer, author, public speaker and autism advocate Kerry Magro on wandering in adults.