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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Link

The post below is from school psychologist Dr. Peter Faustino, Northeast Delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and former member of the Autism Speaks Family Services Committee. 

The summer can be an opportunity to recharge and break from school routines, which is why September is often viewed as a mixed blessing. Parents of children with ASD are always trying to plan and prepare ahead

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Link

This is a post by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum and an Autism Family Partner at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Kim is also the author of a blog about her two children with autism, at

Summer vacation is ending all too fast, and

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Link

My teen daughter has Asperger’s and extreme social anxiety. It started to get worse at 13, resulting in refusing school. It has progressed to hardly leaving the house at all and no education as such for 2 years. She is 15 now, and no one seems to be able to help. I am at a loss too. How do I get her through this? 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Peter SouzaLink

This guest blog post is by Peter M. Souza Jr. He is 34-years old, from California. At age 33, he was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. He is in his 8th week of Coding Autism.

For me, this opportunity means I am no longer working alone. For years I studied code on my own, learning a hand-full of languages, with no cohesive direction other than accomplishing

Thursday, July 26, 2018 Sandy PetrovicLink

This guest blog post is by Sandy Petrovic. Sandy Petrovic is a registered nurse, an author, a public speaker, a college instructional advisor/tutor, and the mother of a son on the spectrum. For more about them and their book or presentations, click here.

Through motherhood and my tutoring position at a college academic support center for students with

Thursday, July 19, 2018 Tyler MarcotteLink

This blog post is by Tyler Marcotte, I’m 24-years old from Plymouth, Massachusetts. At 9, I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome. Today, I’m a Member Experience Executive for the Boston Celtics.

Where It All Started: I was first introduced to basketball when I was seven. While I enjoyed the game, I have sensitive hearing so it

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Elizabeth NorthLink
This guest post is written by Elizabeth North, a busy mom of 5 who is walking a new path raising a daughter with Autism Spectrum Disorder. When she isn’t busy cooking, cleaning or volunteering, you can find her learning as much as she can about autism or advocating for change and acceptance. 

Its the end of the school year and administrators are sitting with teachers working to create the best classes for the coming year. Its no easy task with children who have individual likes and dislikes as well as their own little minds, teachers are called to carefully

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Allison HillLink

This guest post is written by Allison Hill. Allison has her Master’s in Special Education and Elementary Education and is passionate about sharing her faith and hope with other autism parents through her blog. Allison’s youngest son, Jacob, was diagnosed with autism at 15 months and currently attends ABA full-time. Allison and her husband reside in Houston, TX with their 3 wonderful children. 

Friday, July 6, 2018 Sarah ReddingLink

This guest post is by Sarah Redding. Sarah was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2-1/2. She is a graduate of the Autism Spectrum Program of Howell HS. Today Sarah is a participant in the Howell PAL- Helping Hands Art Program; and the OASIS TLC Day Program. She is currently taking private art lesson with Broeck Steadman.

In May, Sarah presented her original painting of the White House to Vice President Joe Biden at an event for the Beau Biden

Thursday, July 5, 2018 Link

Guest post by Sean Healy, author of a new meta-analysis of research on the benefits of exercise for youth who have autism. Dr. Healy is an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, at the University of Delaware. He conducts research on physical activity adapted to the needs of special