autism

Lemonade for a Cause!

My name is Fletcher Fox.  I am 14 years old, and I am on the autism spectrum.  I have been working very hard to improve my social skills and to overcome other difficulties in my life.

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Raising My Expectations

This guest post is by Jennifer Doll about an ice skating group for individuals with disabilities called “Gliding Stars”.

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From Geneva: Wrap Up of the Historic 1st WHO Conference on Autism

[slideshow:2, order=top, width=600, height=490, img=|http://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/images/news/who-round-table-slide-1.jpg|||Attendees of the historic first WHO Consultation on Autism and Developmental Disabilities assembled in t... More...

Easing Separation Anxiety in a 4 Year Old with Autism

“When my aunt is at work, I take care of my 4-year-old cousin who has autism. Her doctor says that developmentally she’s like an 18 month old. I’m writing because she has really bad separation anxiety. Every few minutes s... More...

Try, Try Again

This guest blog is by Betsy Spalla. Betsy is our Host Parent for Autism Speaks Parent – Wisconsin. She is a working mom with 2 great kids, a clever 7 year old Daughter with Autism and a very thoughtful 10 year old Son. 

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A Song for Autism

This guest blog is by Andrew Salgado. Andrew recently came out with a song called “Look At You Now” which is currently available for ... More...

Parents Seek Help Discussing Autism with Newly Diagnosed 9 Year Old

"Our son, age 9, was recently diagnosed with autism. He knows something's up, but we’re not sure how to explain. Advice?"

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The Day John Mayer Met Ethan Walmark

This guest blog is by Allison Walmark, mother of Ethan Walmark who is 8 years old and on the autism spectrum.

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Perspective on Increased Diabetes Risk with Antipsychotic Medications

 Posted by developmental pediatrician Daniel Coury, medical director of ... More...

Our Special Dog for Our Special Boy

Michele Arbogast is the senior writer-producer for Autism Speaks. She has three children. Her 9-year-old son Kyle is affected by autism and benefits from the assistance of a service dog. Michele is responding to the recent news story about a f... More...

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