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Monday, May 2, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Kristyn Roth. Kristyn is a co-founder of KoaWare, an easy-to-use, customizable Real Estate Marketing platform that generates new leads and sells listings faster. She also founded 21 fish., a boutique marketing agency that helps brands make a splash through creative Brand Marketing strategies. She’s a fitness enthusiast, avid yogi, amateur-wannabe-chef, seafood loving-pig-obsessed-green-juice-drinking foodie, and relapsed workaholic who can usually be found in a bikini. Follow

Friday, April 29, 2016 Link

While every patient with autism is unique, our expert has general advice on making the day of surgery more autism-friendly

I am a recovery room nurse, and this week we had a little boy waking up from anesthesia, who was also autistic.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 Link

This post was written by Lamar Hardwick, a church pastor who was diagnosed with autism at age 36. It's part of an initiative called “In Our Own Words: Living on the Spectrum,” which highlights the experiences of individuals with autism from their perspectives.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Link

Part 1 of our Q&A with the lead author of much-needed guidelines on recognizing and treating anxiety in children and adolescents with autism

Earlier this year, the

Monday, April 25, 2016 Link

This guest blog post is by Ben Chutz, cofounder of Birdhouse Health, a health technology startup based in Detroit, Michigan that builds caregiving and health tracking apps for the developmental disabilities community. Ben and his wife, Dani Gillman, created Birdhouse to provide better care for their daughter, who has Autism, and to empower families like theirs around the world.

Monday, April 25, 2016 Link

This blog post was written by Kathy Hooven, mother to a son with autism. You can read more

Monday, April 25, 2016 Link

The letter and poem below were written by James Arricale, a special education English teacher at Memorial High School in New Jersey. He and his fellow teachers and students are Lighting Up Blue for the month of April, Autism Awareness Month!

Friday, April 22, 2016 Link

Our 17-year-old son has a diagnosis of autism and developmental delay. Lately, he’s been chewing on his shirt collars as well as chewing and sometimes swallowing things like pen caps, erasers and all sorts of paper. I also find objects around the house with teeth marks on them. Why is this happening?

This week’s “Food for Thought” post is by occupational therapist Moira Pena

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Link

Autism Speaks' annual Light It Up Blue Field Day takes place every April and is a time for members of the organization to thank our sponsors! Tag your photos with #LIUBFieldDay and they will appear below!

Check out all of our partners here.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Link

One man is helping to raise autism awareness (and Lighting It Up Blue!) in a unique way: through sharing "blue" sketches on social media. Bob Renzas, an illustrator, has been sketching one character per day — everything from Doctor Who, to Stitch (from Lilo and Stitch), to Gonzo the muppet — and sharing them on Twitter for Autism Awareness Month. Read his story below.