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Five tips to help you take care of YOU!
Blog
11.19.2020

Five tips to help you take care of YOU!

Caring for a child or adult with autism can be both rewarding and challenging. While at times it may feel like the best thing for your child and
In our own words: What I’m most thankful for
Blog
11.19.2020

In our own words: What I’m most thankful for

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to recognize the special people who shape our lives. For Marshall, 23, Blake, 27, and siblings Sarah, 12, and Frankie,
Tool Kit Excerpt
11.17.2020

Caring for the Caregiver

Remember that if you want to take the best possible care of your child, you must first take the best possible care of yourself.
Kim Latest Blog Beach
Blog
11.17.2020

Why you should make friends with other parents of autistic kids

"I have had the great fortune to make a number of “autism friends” over the years. I have two children on the spectrum, one mild and one not, and to
Kerry Mom and Dad
Blog
11.17.2020

As an autistic child I was thankful for my parents advocacy

"I learned more about my strengths and challenges at that time and it made me understand even more about the hours they put in to fight for me."
Jacobus Vermuelen
Blog
11.17.2020

How I thrive in the right environment

"When it comes to QA work, I believe that my neurodiversity gives me an advantage. People on the spectrum perceive situations differently."
Meet Verna
Blog
11.4.2020

Meet Verna L., 56

My name is Verna, and I have Asperger’s syndrome. I was diagnosed with autism when I was one and a half years old. As a result, I’ve encountered
A parent’s perspective on understanding challenging behaviors associated with autism
Blog
11.4.2020

A parent’s perspective on understanding challenging behaviors associated with autism

Thanks to an array of early intervention services, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), and the unwavering support of her family, Ella is 6
covid-19 virus
Science News
10.26.2020

COVID-19 survey reveals widespread challenges for autism community and wider disparities for minority communities

A survey conducted in April by Autism Speaks – the first autism-specific survey to include a broad minority population - found that families of
Members of the autism community explain how they overcame bullying to reach their full potential 
Blog
10.22.2020

Members of the autism community explain how they overcame bullying to reach their full potential 

Hear from Noelle, Francisco, Nikolas, Ainslee and Anabeth – five autistic people who overcame bullying, isolation, loneliness, confusion and other
Three rules to teach coping with political stresses: Be kind, take turns and be respectful
Blog
10.21.2020

Three rules to teach coping with political stresses: Be kind, take turns and be respectful

When you are supporting your autistic child or family member to understand current events in politics, you’ll find that common co-occurring disorders
Study finds teens with autism more likely to develop suicidal behavior due to bullying
Science News
10.21.2020

Study finds teens with autism more likely to develop suicidal behavior due to bullying

A study published in Autism Research found that adolescents on the autism spectrum who were bulled were twice as likely as peers to develop suicidal
Kerry Bullying Blog
Blog
10.16.2020

Five things that helped me when I was bullied as an autistic child

"For a while, I didn’t understand what a friend was versus what a bully was. Because of that, I would often befriend bullies because even though I was
In our own words: Employment on the spectrum
Blog
10.7.2020

In our own words: Employment on the spectrum

Every October Autism Speaks recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This national campaign shines a light on the topic of
How to cope with disrupted family routines during COVID-19
News
10.2.2020

Autism Speaks applauds introduction of the Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Congressman Adam Schiff introduced legislation which provides dedicated funding for the Individuals with
Kerry Design
Blog
10.1.2020

Autistic people like me just want a chance to succeed

"I want our society to know that, there are capable and talented people on the spectrum who are able to walk the walk but might have challenges
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