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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Link

This guest post is by Kerry Magro, an international motivational speaker on the autism spectrum. You can follow Kerry’s journey on Facebook. This blog originally appeared here.

For more than a decade now April 2nd has had a very special meaning to me. The United Nations in 2007 proclaim April 2nd as World

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Zach ZepfLink

This guest blog post is by Zach Zepf.  Founding partner at Zeponic Farms, Occupational Therapy student at Shenandoah University, and older brother of Nic Zepf, 23, who is on the autism spectrum. Nic has helped Zach find his purpose of advocating for autism inclusion in business.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 Seana WheelerLink
This blog post is by 17-year-old Seana Wheeler. Seana's 15-year-old brother Ethan is on the autism spectrum. 
To the man who chose me,
There are many reasons I am with you. Yet, you and I both know that at the top of my list of reasons is one very simple fact. That fact being you chose me, accepted me and you chose and accepted
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Ryan LeeLink

This guest blog post is by Ryan Lee. He was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old. To view his story click here. To hear his podcast interview click here.

I am so blessed to have made it

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Kate CortelyouLink

This post is by Kate Cortelyou who resides in Nashville, Tenn. with her husband and two young children. She is a retired giraffe keeper turned stay-at-home mom. 

If you told me back when my son was two that he would still be in diapers at the age of four I wouldn’t have believed you. Kids are supposed to be potty trained by two(ish), right? Many parents of autistic kids know otherwise. Potty training is a major struggle in our home and after two years of trying everything in the books, we are pretty much right where we started. Eyeballs deep in diapers. No

Monday, February 5, 2018 David PetrovicLink

David Petrovic is a teacher, author, motivational speaker, and actor. To view his TEDx Talk, and to learn more about him and his book (Expect a Miracle: A Mother/Son Asperger Journey of Determination and Triumph), see his website here.

I am a 24-year-old person with autism and Tourette’s who has been involved in musical theatre for almost 17 years. It opened the door to a new

Friday, February 2, 2018 Lisa VaillancourtLink
This guest blog post is by Lisa Vaillancourt. She is the proud mother of two adult sons. Alex, 22, was diagnosed with autism in 1998 and epilepsy in 2014. Lisa is his daily sidekick, but is fully aware that he’s the one who teaches her every day.

Our son was diagnosed with autism twenty years ago. Before he acquired language, he made noises all day, every day.  When he started to speak around the age of three, a lot of it was

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Noah CumminsLink

This guest post is by Noah Cummins. Noah was born and raised in Park Ridge Illinois and is the youngest of five brothers and was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. Noah now lives in Nashville Tennessee where he studies commercial music at Belmont University. His goal is to become a recording singer songwriter. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Link

Discoveries made by this Autism Speaks postdoctoral fellow are advancing our understanding of genetic differences in autism – bringing us closer to personalized treatments