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Weekly Whirl - Summer Time!

If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community. Keep in mind, these updates aren’t limited to Autism Speaks — we will be featuring news from across the community.

“One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.”  ― Henry David Thoreau

Summer is often a tough time for families affected by autism. Routines are often disrupted, finding childcare can be difficult, and vacations are challenging. We have some resources that can help!

Have Some Fun at Summer Camp

Summer Camps

How to Choose a Summer Camp

Have Some Fun Today! Recreation, Community Activities, Clubs, and More!

We also asked what you were up to for the Summer and here is what you said:

Lynda Edwards right now we are having a staycation! we have an above ground pool that is working out for out girls. plenty of AC and activities to keep them occupied in the home. hopefully in late july or early aug we will take a family trip to the mountains here in nc

Dolly Chambers Shaffner Taking the family to the beach:) nothing like playing in the waves to make everyone happy!
Jane Slachter-Meyering My son is attending Ready for Life's summer camp at Hope College! :)
Kim Morgan Drelick At the moment I'm trying to win my husband a guest appearance on the TV fishing show, "Into the Blue". I think he deserves some respite!! I am in the top 5 out of 1400 entries! Currently I am in 3rd place and looking for votes! If any of my autism community wants to help me out please send me a message through facebook and I'll tell you how!!! It literally takes less than a minute. I would appreciate any help I can get! I'm also enjoying my family!!! My oldest is home from college, my autistic son is home from school by 4 everyday and my youngest son is out of school for the summer!!! Yahoo!!!! I'm such a lucky Mom getting some great quality time with the cherubs this summer!!!!
Tammy Evans-neilson Well l'm from Australia so its first month of winter down here so just keeping warm and rugged up.
Candace Jones no plans for now . my son with autism is in adult day program he goes 5 days aweek other than that he likes mini golf, going boating and swimming watching nascar and price is right ,wheel of fortune , and the weather channel and some cartoons like flintstones, scooby doo, etc..
Erin Hamilton Arthur My son is currently enrolled in an autism program called REACH through Columbus city schools (Ohio). He is having a great time, it only last a couple more weeks and then we will be continuing therapies and some museum visits. Stay cool!

The Autism Speaks blog features opinions from people throughout the autism community. Each blog represents the point of view of the author and does not necessarily reflect Autism Speaks' beliefs or point of view.