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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Lauren Sullivan who is a single mother who has young boy named Declan who’s on the autism spectrum. Lauren is walking for the Autism Speaks Staten Island Walk for Team Decky. You can make a donation to her walk page

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Link

Representatives from more than ten nations interested in making parent and teacher training part of their special education programs

Friday, September 30, 2016 Link

Our son is 2 years and 8 months. We suspect he has autism and recently asked his doctor for a referral to a specialist for an evaluation. The doctor said we had to wait until he is 3 years old. Unfortunately, the situation is getting worse. He doesn't sleep, is scared of unusual things and is not eating well. But he’s nonverbal, so he can’t tell me what’s going on.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Link

This Autism Speaks Weatherstone fellow is deepening our understanding of how inflammation affects prenatal brain development

Post by neuroscientist Myka Estes, a 2012 Autism

Friday, September 23, 2016 Link

I’ve seen reports about first trimester ultrasound exams being associated with autism. My obstetrician has ordered one. Should I be concerned?

Today’s “Got Questions?” response is

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Alyssa Anadon, a stay at home mom working on her Special Education Credential. She blogs about her son Grayson at Sunshine Through the Spectrum. Alyssa will be walking for Autism Speaks at our Orange County Walk this year for her walk team

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Josh Dushack, a young man on the autism spectrum.

Last year – if some of you don’t remember – I wrote a blog about growing up with autism and graduating from college in spite of what doctors told my parents.  It was called They Told my Parents I Wouldn

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Link

This blog is from Mandy Farmer who writes a blog called From The Bowels of Motherhood where she writes about raising her three children, one who has autism, and her military family life.

This is your first week of kindergarten. You are nervous and excited. You are getting into a new routine and meeting new friends. One of those new friends is my boy. He

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Link

Study suggests inner-ear glitch interferes with language development and may help identify babies at risk for autism

Monday, September 19, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Aaron Lewis who is the mom to a son who was recently diagnosed with autism. Aaron is walking as part of the Autism Speaks Richmond Walk. Consider giving Aaron a donation for her walk page here. Why do you walk for Autism Speaks? Email us at and you could be featured on our