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Karl: a Young Man with Autism Making His Way in the World

This post is by Serena Selkin, Assistant Director, Grants and Jordan Litt , Family Services Intern.

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How Long Should We Try This Behavioral Medication?

“We’ve started our child on medication for some very challenging autism-related behaviors. If we’re not seeing change, how long do we keep using it?” ... More...

Autism, Sensitivity and Hip-Hop Culture

This post is by Lou Melgarejo, a married father of three whose eldest daughter Bianca (7) is autistic. In 2011 he started Lou’s Land, a blog from an Autism Dad’s perspective.

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A Corsage for Caroline

This post is by Liane Kupferberg Carter a mother of two adult sons, one of whom has autism and epilepsy. Liane is a journalist whose articles and essays have appeared in more than 40 publications. As a community activist, she has worked with b... More...

Making a Difference with Alpha Xi Delta and Autism Speaks

This post is written by Stephanie Bell, an ... More...

We Love Grandparents!

Grandparents often play very important roles in the lives of children with autism. Today we are celebrating Marie Bolden, who reached out to us on Facebook. She said...

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Developing a New Tool for Measuring the Benefits of Autism Therapy

Guest post by psychologist Micah Mazurek, PhD, of the University of Missou... More...

Baker Summer Camp Grant for Camp AuSome

Since 2010, Autism Speaks has awarded over $600,000 in grants through our Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp Scholarship Fund. For this year’s recipients – 113 camps across the country – we are starting to receive testimonials a... More...

An Update from an iPad Recipient

This is a letter that was sent to our Family Services Team from a family who recieved an iPad back in December. Our next iPad grant will take place in November 2013, so please stay tuned via our Community Connections newsletter. Sign up t... More...

Guidance on Genetic Testing for Younger Sibling of Child with Autism

“Our first child has autism, and our pediatrician recommends genetic testing for our baby. Why?”

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