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Friday, February 17, 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 Kim is also the author of "Raising

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Link

The post below is by Lisa Smith, the mother of seven children, two with special needs. Her son Tate has autism. Lisa blogs about her experiences and can be found on Facebook at Quirks and Chaos or at

Once upon a time, there was a mother who

Lisa Smith
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Link

Experimental brain-imaging method predicts autism based on early differences in brain growth; potential for earlier diagnosis and therapy for high-risk infants

The newest study out of the

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Link

I teach in a self-contained classroom for students who have autism. I hear a lot about kids with autism being victims of bullying. But can they be bullies themselves? One of my students tends to get physically aggressive and scare other students away when he wants

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Link

This guest post is by Jill Briesch, a tax accountant from Dallas, TX who has two sons, one with autism. She and her family are the DFW Node ambassador family for the Autism BrainNet Initiative.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Link

Kate Swenson is the mama to two rambunctious boys, one with nonverbal, severe autism. She shares a glimpse into their life in an honest and uplifting way at and on Facebook here. Below is an excerpt of a letter Kate wrote on her son Sawyer's fourth birthday. Read the full letter here.

My little peanut,

Monday, February 6, 2017 Link

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

A wave of nostalgia swept over me as we drove past my 15 year old son’s former daycare on a cold, dreary January day. It seems like just yesterday I was dropping off my boys (and most of paycheck) to that glorious setting where they were cared

Monday, February 6, 2017 Link

An interview with Craig Newschaffer, lead investigator of the Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation, co-funded by Autism Speaks

In 2007, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded the Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) to advance understanding of environmental risk factors for autism. In this context, the term “

Tuesday, January 31, 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

How do you know he loves you? Does he say those three little words?

He doesn’t use his

Monday, January 30, 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.

Like every mum I was terrified when my baby started full time school. Even as I dressed her in her shirt and tie I wondered yet again if mainstream was going to be the right place for her.