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This is a post by Jeffrey Jay Jackson, the father of a 10-year-old boy on the autism spectrum. Below Jeffrey shares his story and the beautiful song he wrote for his son. 

I am the father of a 10-year-old boy, Justin, who was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at age 3. Although Justin is smart in his own unique way, he is for the most part non-verbal and still has difficulty with communication and comprehension.

Lou Melgarejo is 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. A television director by trade, Lou used what he knew to create the autism awareness video “Fixing” Autism for which her received the “Speak Out” award from Autism Speaks for going above and beyond in raising autism awareness to the public through the media.

This post is by Darrin Steele the CEO of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Team.

 

USA Bobsled & Skeleton is proud to be entering our fourth year as a partner 

with Autism Speaks. The Autism Speaks bobsled has already earned two World Cup silver medals in as many races under third-year pilot Cory Butner and Olympic brakeman Chuck Berkeley. The original request to partner with Autism Speaks came from Olympian, Steve Langton, in recognition of his cousin. At that time I was still getting used to the idea that my own son,