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Thursday, August 25, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Katie Read who is a writer, Marriage and Family Therapist, and mom to two young boys with autism. You can read more about her family at, Motherhood, Autism, and Shoulding All Over Myself or follow her on

Thursday, August 25, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Diane Eperthener Buffington, M.S. She is the choreographer behind the dance "Life Through the Spectrum" which you can watch below...

First hand experience

First and foremost, my inspiration

Thursday, August 25, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro, a motivational speakerbest-selling authordisability film consultant and one of the first TV talk show hosts who’s on the autism spectrum. You can learn more about Kerry on 

Monday, August 22, 2016 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's book Raising Autism: Surviving the Early Years is on sale on 

Friday, August 19, 2016 Link
We’re having difficulties with a new stim [sensory stimulating behavior] that our seven-year-old has developed. He’s snorting. It’s deep and from the back of his throat. It started when he had some sinus drainage. That’s gone, but he still snorts constantly both at home and at school. I suspect he enjoys the vibration it makes. But it sounds terrible, and we’re getting complaints. We have no idea how to curtail or replace this behavior.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Katie Selph who is walking at the Arizona Autism Speaks Walk. You can make a donation to her walk team here. Why do you walk? Tell us at

Thursday, August 18, 2016 Link

In this post, autism mom Tulika Prasad talks about how raising her seven-year-old son Vedant has changed her. Tulika and her husband describe Vedant as an exhausting bundle of joy who teaches them new lessons every step of the way on their long journey into the puzzle that is autism. The original post can be found on Tulika's blog here.

The other day

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Henny Kupferstein, an author who is an autistic savant and PhD student. Today, she gives skype piano lessons to non-verbal and autistic student around the world. You can learn more about Henny on her

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Link

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Link

This post is by Lauren Casper a mother of two who blogs at Lauren's son Mareto is on the autism spectrum.

Dear Teacher,

Next week I will pull up in front of your building and slow to a stop. After hugs and tears I will sit and watch my little boy put on a brave face and walk away. And I will know some things that you don’t yet, but you