In Their Own Words

The Days In Between

This post is by Lena Rivkin, MFA, is an artist and graphologist living in Los Angeles. She has an adult brother named Phillip who has autism. 

I sometimes wonder if my brother and I are single-handedly keeping the pr... More...

OREOS - A New Currency

Annie Lubliner Lehmann, a freelance writer for more than twenty-five years, has published articles in many newspapers and magazines including the New York Times and Detroit Free Press. Her most recent book, ... More...

The Gift of Mark

This blog post is by Ali Dyer, the Social Media Manager at Autism Speaks. Her older brother Jeff has autism. 

Twenty years ago, a young man from Ireland standing over seven feet tall walked through our front door. His name was... More...

For Him – Or for Me?

Here is a selection of a post on the blog Pucks and Puzzle Pieces.

Ryan engages in some quirky behaviors. These range from slightly odd to completely inappropriate. The latter ca... More...

Because You Can Do It

This is speech that was given by Kaitlin Phelan, a young woman with autism, at the Greater Hudson Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  Her mother Patri... More...

My Son Has Become More Than His Autism

Joane Goodroe is the mother of a 25 year old son that was diagnosed with autism – pervasive development delay- when he was 4 years old. In addition to being the mother of two sons, she has degrees in nursing and business and has develope... More...

After the Storm

Denise Bianchi is an employee for Autism Speaks, helping in the Family Services Department for the Southeast Region as well as the Communications and Marketing Departments.  She is the mother of two children, Danielle, 18, and Andrew 13, ... More...

From Helplessness to Courage: A Sister's Story

Caroline McGraw is a would-be childhood paleontologist turned storyteller, digging for treasure in people with autism and intellectual disabilities (and empowering caregivers to do the same). Caroline blogs at ... More...

The Perfect Child

This blog post is by Janet Amorello. Her son Sam has autism and she writes about her experiences on her blog, Blending with Autism.

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David Finch's life with Asperger's

This post is by David Finch the author, 'The Journal of Best Practices'

It was a mild Tuesday morning in April and I was making the same breakfast I’d made every day for more than a year: eggs scrambled with cheese, o... More...

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