Did you know that 1 in 17 grandparents are affected by autism? September is National Grandparents Month, a time to acknowledge and appreciate grandparents and all of the love and support they bring to our lives. Grandparents often play very important roles in the lives of children with autism.
This post is by Liane Kupferberg Carter, the 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 post originally appeared in The Chicago Tribune.
This post is by Ken Siri, an author, advocate and entrepreneur who is the single father of Alex, a 15-year-old boy with autism. Ken and Alex will be the subjects of a feature length documentary called "Big Daddy Autism" about the beautiful relationship between a father and son with autism living in New York City. Watch the indiegogo trailer for the film below.
This post is by Eric Kirschner, an adult with autism who was recently hired as a media intern at Autism Speaks. This post is part of an initiative on our site called “In Our Own Words: Living on the Spectrum,” which highlights the experiences of individuals with autism from their perspectives. Have a story you want to share?
In the post below, 17-year-old Marissa Hacker shares why she founded an organization that teaches people with autism the value of friendship, like her twin brother Matthew!
In this post below, Elizabeth Grotewohl, mom of 21-year-old Mark, shares his success story after working hard and finding his dream job.