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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Link

Culturally appropriate education efforts can save lives in world regions where autism can bring label of witchcraft or demonic possession

 

 

Many of our readers have seen the heartbreaking Internet video above. It captures the rescue of a starving 2-year-old Nigerian boy who had been labeled a witch and shunned by his family and village

Monday, July 11, 2016 Link

Over 1,300 people gathered at the starting line for the Autism Speaks 4th of July 5k to celebrate our nation’s birth and raise critical funds to improve the lives of all those who struggle with autism spectrum disorder.  The event raised over $220,000 with additional fundraising expected through the end of the month. In addition to the participants in Potomac, MD, the race

Friday, July 8, 2016 Link

I have a 2-year-old on the spectrum, and we’re having problems with him in his crib. He likes to jump in it, has caved in a mattress and broken the mattress springs twice. I'm worried that if I put him in a toddler bed, he’ll get out and bother his twin. I also know he can't stay in a crib forever. Any suggestions?

Thursday, July 7, 2016 Link

This guest blog post is by renowned American artist and three time national award winning art educator of the year, Michael Bell. Follow Michael on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

One of the greatest

Thursday, July 7, 2016 Link

This Your Dollars @ Work post was written by Stephanie Weber, Psy.D., Training Director of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Program in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, an Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) site..

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 Link

At Autism Speaks we believe in the importance of role models for our loved ones on the autism spectrum. With that we asked several adults with autism who have successfully navigated the school system to share their tips for success.

Here’s what they had to say…

There is a difference between a person with autism who does not know the appropriate social skills and there is a difference having an anti-social disorder

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 Link

An Autism Speaks fellowship launched this young scientist’s groundbreaking research on the genetics of autism in girls and women – with implications that extend across the spectrum

Friday, July 1, 2016 Link

This blog was originally published by Nicole Jankowski and appeared in The Washington Post.

At 12 years old, he’s too big for his

Friday, July 1, 2016 Link

A Q&A with neurologist Jamie Capal of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center  

Febrile – or fever-induced – seizures are common in babies, and pediatricians rush to assure us that they don’t cause harm. Still, they can be very scary, and we frequently hear from parents

Thursday, June 30, 2016 Link

Amal El-Nageh, MPH, is the Program Evaluation and HR Specialist at JFCS of Greater Philadelphia.  JFCS of Greater Philadelphia is a social service agency that has offered a diverse array of services for more than 160 years. A key focus is on people living with disabilities. Our program brings educational, care management, supportive counselling and socialization opportunities to adults with ASD and support for their families.  Amal has worked with neurodiverse individuals for over 14 years, and is passionate about improving the quality of life of individuals diagnosed with