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In 2011, Autism Speaks awarded a grant to the Disability Law Center of Alaska to run a statewide program to train parents and guardians on how to best advocate for an appropriate IEP for their child. They did outreach to remote, rural populations in the state who would not normally have access to this training. The following is an update from the program!

This blog post is from Sonal, a speech language pathologist from Los Angeles.

I now understand the feelings and emotions parents go through when they hear the first word spoken by their kid, or when he took the first step, or even barely started making sounds.

Posted by Autism Speaks Vice President for Clinical Programs Clara Lajonchere. Dr. Lajonchere was the chair of the organizing committee for Autism Speaks’ 2013 National Conference for Families and Professionals, held in Columbus, Ohio, this past weekend.


This piece was sent to us by Jamie Simonds, the mother of two. Jamie's daughter 11-year-old Mary Moore wrote this in support of her 10-year-old brother Sean who is on the autism spectrum.