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This blog post is by Ali Dyer, Assistant Director of Grassroots Advocacy. Her older brother Jeff is affected by autism.

‘Our 1 in 68 can’t wait so take 5 to advocate!’ is a slogan that has been drilled into brain by my colleague and friend, Shelley Hendrix. And it is true; prevalence numbers are rising at an alarming rate and we as a nation are not prepared to provide supports for individuals affected by autism. We are in desperate need of Federal funding to invest in research, treatment, training, and services for the autism community at large.

Jane Springer is the grandmother of twins, one of whom has autism. The post below is a letter from Jane to her granddaughter, Harper, whose twin brother Granger has autism. Jane is a certified life and wellness coach who helps parents and grandparents of children on the autism spectrumFor more from Jane, check out her website here.

This post is from Robyn Schneider, mother of Alex and Jamie, identical twins with autism. Robyn has devoted her life to researching, educating, advocating, and working endlessly toward improving the lives of her sons as well as those of other children and adults with autism. Alex (24) is in a contest to be featured on the front cover of Runners World, an international running magazine.