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Thursday, February 23, 2017 Link

This guest post is by Hannah Tsukroff, a young woman with a diagnosis of ADD and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), a form of autism. Until 4 she was completely nonverbal. She today is currently a senior in college who is studying developmental disabilities.

It all started when I was very young. I don't remember some memories, but my mom has filled me in

Thursday, February 23, 2017 Link

The post below is by Ron Suskind, a Pulitzer-winning journalist, author and one of the subjects of Oscar-nominated documentary "Life Animated." In collaboration with Ron’s organization, The Affinity Project/Sidekicks, Autism Speaks is conducting the first

Thursday, February 23, 2017 Link

This Autism Speaks research fellow is studying how restricted interests compete with social learning in autism – with the goal of improving interventions and supports


Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Link

USA Today writes:

The proverb "every dog has its day" came true at the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the family of a 13-year-old girl with cerebral palsy and her goldendoodle, Wonder.

In a case that was closely watched by the disability community, the high court ruled unanimously that Ehlena Fry's family can pursue a lawsuit against her former public school district for denying access to her service

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Link

Ethan Cross is the international bestselling and award-winning thriller author of eight novels, including the soon-to-be-released series debut of Spectrum. Learn more about Ethan's novels.

Corporate culture has

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.