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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Link

This is a guest post from blogger Chrissy Kelly (Life with Greyson + Parker) who has two sons on the autism spectrum. Find her on Facebook here

Many people with autism want to know what to expect, and what is expected from them. Many people without autism

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Link

This guest post is by Tamsin Parker. She is 23-years-old, and is half-American, half-English. She graduated from Arts University Bournemouth in the summer of 2016, and is trying to make it as an artist and animator. You can view her art and some of her animations here.

I consider myself to be very well adjusted, though it was not easy getting there.

As a

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 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 autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com. Kim is also the author of "Raising Autism:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Link

Might anti-anxiety interventions ease GI symptoms that often accompany autism? Study suggests they may; research needed on new approaches

Editor’s note:

Friday, January 6, 2017 Link

This blog post was written by Kathy Hooven who's son Ryan has autism. You can read more about Kathy and her family on her blog, "The AWEnesty of Autism."

Yesterday was decoration tear down day, which is always a bit of a downer, so my husband and I

Thursday, January 5, 2017 Link

This guest blog post is by Miriam Gwynne, a mother of two children on the autism spectrum. Miriam is an established blogger who writes on her own blog as well as for Huffington Post, The Mighty and more.

If there is one thing my son Isaac has taught me in the last 8 years it is this:

Communication is much more than words.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Link

This guest blog post is by Ann Kagarise. Ann is a writer, self-advocate, photographer and assistant director at a school for children with autism.

Recently, I spoke at an autism summit. As someone with autism, I was very grateful to have a voice. One of the things that people with autism struggle with the most is communication. It

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Link

Our daughter is severely affected by autism. We’re having a particular problem with doctor visits. She doesn’t like being touched and won’t sit still for procedures like a shot or drawing blood. Do you have some advice for preparing her for the visit? How about while we’re at the doctor?

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Link

This guest post is by Jeanine Castagna who is currently a freshman in college. Her whole life has been devoted to breaking barriers, and she says her college experience so far has been no different.

The First Shutdown

Imagine you are hanging out with your friends. You are doing filming for a movie your friend created for fun. As always, you mess around between takes, and your other friends start making

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Link

This Meixner research fellow is dispelling myths and advancing understanding of the broad range of social strengths and challenges experienced by kids on the spectrum

Psychologist Emily Neuhaus