Heart of Autism

Heart of Autism: Max Sets Out to Educate People from His Perspective

This is a post by Beck Miller, mom to 12-year-old Max who has autism. Max was nonverbal until the age of six and learned how to read and write at age 10. He now has his own traveling art show, Insight into the Autistic Mind, that expl... More...

Heart of Autism: Recycling for a Good Cause!

In this Heart of Autism post, 22-year-old JAcob Albretson talks about his love of recycling and why he is donating part of the proceeds back to good causes like Autism Speaks. 

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Heart of Autism: Teacher on the Spectrum Inspires Students with Autism

This Heart of Autism post is written by Ann Kagarise, the Assistant Director at IDEA House Educational Services, a published author, a journalist, an amaz... More...

Heart of Autism: 13-Year-Old Lights It Up Blue in his Community!

This Heart of Autism post is by Kim Jansen, a teacher in Sherman, Conn. Kim tells about her experience with Josh, an extraordinary 13-yea... More...

Heart of Autism: An Eco-Artist Inspires the Autism Community

"My name is Grant Manier, I am an author, artist and special needs advocate. I have a... More...

Heart of Autism: Talented Jewelry Designer Supports Autism Speaks!

This Heart of Autism post tells the story of Bill Franklin, a talented and generous 19-year-old jewelry designer on the autism spectrum. In the post below, his mother Linda shares his story with us. 

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Nothing is Sweeter than this Candy!

Candy Waters Autism Art Inspires The World!

This Heart of Autism blog post is written by Robert and Sandy Waters, parents of Candy Waters, a talented 12-year-old painter who inspires the autism community in so many ways! Half of the... More...

Heart of Autism: Chloe Rothschild's "Friendships Forever"

           My name is Chloe Rothschild. I am a young adult who has PDD-NOS. I am on a mission to help advocate for autism so that I can teach others what autism is like from my perspective, in order to help them under... More...

Heart of Autism: Lydia Wayman Gives Back to Our Community

Lydia Wayman is our next Heart of Autism! Here she writes about her experiences as a young woman on the spectrum from Pittsburgh, PA. She has ... More...

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