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Friday, October 28, 2016 Link

I know that food aversions and picky-eating are common among kids on the autism spectrum. When does picky eating cross the line and become something more serious that calls for professional help?


Thursday, October 27, 2016 Link

This post is in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Scott Monette, inspired by his son Matthew, has started a business dedicated to creating employment for people on the spectrum and others with disabilities.   He has a unique perspective on the value of a job for adults within this population due to a long career in corporate America and his experiences as a dad.  


Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Link

We reached out to the Autism Speaks community for their advice on the best ways to make this year's Halloween a successful and fun event! 

  • "Last year I practiced trick or treating with my son in the days leading up to Halloween. He would knock on the door to the bedroom, I would open it, and he would say "trick or treat!" Then I would give him a little toy or candy to
Monday, October 24, 2016 Link

This Autism Speaks postdoctoral fellow is using the skin cells of study participants to advance understanding of how autism develops 

By neuroscientist Aditi Deshpande. Autism Speaks

Monday, October 24, 2016 Link
Theta Delta Chi International Fraternity works with Autism Speaks to enhance the lives of individuals with autism, so it was only natural that members at the University of Michigan would implement a Big Brothers program called “Bros UniteD” providing a safe space for boys on the spectrum to make meaningful friendships with Theta Delta Chi Brothers. What the gentlemen in charge of the program didn’t know was that “Bros UniteD” would go far beyond community service and impact their lives forever.  
Friday, October 21, 2016 Link

Our daughter is 23. She has autism, can express herself and respond, has made great strides in her development and now has a community job though a day center. But she seems less happy lately and has begun hum a lot when something bothers her. When the humming is not enough, she’s also started speaking in jargon phrases that she hasn’t used since she was 3 or 4

Friday, October 14, 2016 Link

“Our son has autism. He does well academically. But we worry about how he allows others to mistreat him. At one gathering, another child kept throwing a ball in his face, while he just laughed like it was a game. Sometimes he comes home with marks on his face from another child pinching him. Still, he thinks everyone is his friend. I've talked to his doctors and teachers, but they say it

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Link

In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Autism Speaks is sharing 12 steps to help young adults and adults with autism find employment. Below is adapted from Autism Speaks Employment Tool Kit, a guide to help people with autism research, find and keep employment in the current, competitive labor market. Stories, tips and resources were developed from a collaboration of people, including

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Anthony Ianni, a national motivational speaker, as well as a national autism and anti-bully advocate.This post is part of an initiative on our site called “In Our Own Words: Living on the Spectrum,” which highlights the experiences of individuals with autism from their perspectives. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Link

Sponsored by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network & the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health

“Advances in Autism Research & Care” is a monthly webinar series sponsored by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network as part of its federally funded role as the nation’s Autism Intervention Research on Physical Health. In focus, the webinars