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 both national and local organizations.
This is a guest post from blogger Chrissy Kelly (Life with Greyson) about the emotions surrounding her son's autism diagnosis.
Christi Rauscher will run the grueling 26-mile ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 3 for Autism Speaks. Christi is an avid runner and when she crosses the finish line she will scratch the famous marathon off her bucket list.
I am a busy working mother. I have 3 boys, the oldest of whom, Ryan, is severely affected by autism. I suffer from working mother guilt. I always feel like I should be home more with Ryan or with my youngest son who is still in kindergarten, or with my middle child who is probably starved for attention. But I love my work, because I have the extraordinary fortune of being a professional advocate for the autism community. I spend my days, as the New York Times once put it, “barnstorm[ing] the country in an effort to get [autism insurance] laws passed.”
Lucy McCormick Senior School
Written by: Angie Argiropoulos
Team Autism: Mission Possible fundraising page: http://events.autismspeaks.ca/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=6841
This blog post is by Lou Melgarejo, the father of three and whose eldest daughter is affected by autism. Lou was the recipient of the Autism Speaks 2011 Speak Out Award. You can find out more about Lou and his family on his blog Lou's Land.
What do you get when you have 300 people from 92 markets and Canada that have helped to fund:
We are so excited to announce our new partnership with Autisable. Autisable is an online community that connects people who want to tackle the puzzle of autism.