In Their Own Words

A Valentine's Day Birthday for My Brother Jeff

This post is from Autism Speaks Staffer Ali Dyer.

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A Little Homecoming

This guest post is from Jeneil Russell, wife of army pilot Brandon Russell, mother of two girls named Rhema and Hope and blogger. Her oldest daughter Rhema is on the autism spectrum. You can read this post on Jeneil's blog Rhema's Hope... More...

Stranger's Auction Bid Makes Day for Boy with Autism

This guest post is from Nicola Gaul, the mother of a son on the autism spectrum with an incredible story to share. 

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My Once Non-Verbal Son Gets an Audition for "The Voice!"

This guest post is by Dawn Powers, a mother with an exciting announcement about her son Darion.  ... More...

Marvin's Story: Autism, Acceptance and The NY Jets Drumline

This guest post is by Kara, a mother of 3 from New Jersey.

I am not a good writer so please bear with me however, given a chance to brag about my amazing son I had to jump on the opportunity.

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Zachary's Story: From Tantrums to a Touchdown

The following is a blog post submitted by Tonya Whited Moyer, mother of a son on the spectrum.

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18 'Why I Walk' Stories For Our Community

We have been blown away by the amount of "Why I Walk" stories that you all have been sending into us! As we get deeper into our walks for the Fall we'd like to share with you some of these amazing stories. Who d... More...

Overcoming Challenges: My First Full Time Job

This guest blog is from Emily Walzak on her recent job experience. This blog will be one of several posted in October in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month! You can learn more about the campaign ... More...

Try, Try Again

This guest blog is by Betsy Spalla. Betsy is our Host Parent for Autism Speaks Parent – Wisconsin. She is a working mom with 2 great kids, a clever 7 year old Daughter with Autism and a very thoughtful 10 year old Son. 

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Defining Myself

This blog post is from Devin Gerzof, a sophomore at Georgetown University from Long Island, New York. This summer, he interned with "Team Up!" for Autism Speaks in their New York City office. 

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