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Thursday, June 28, 2018 Michael GoodroeLink
This guest blog post is by Michael Goodroe. Michael works full time as a data processor and serves as a motivational speaker. He wrote "What Autism Gave Me" to provide hope to others facing the challenges.

I have an unexpected story of hope to share. As a young child, it was obvious to everyone that something was wrong with me. At four years old, I was unable to answer simple questions or follow simple commands
Monday, June 25, 2018 Link

Two of the world’s leading experts on autism intervention urge researchers and clinicians to reconsider the goal of autism services


By Stelios Georgiades, co-director of the McMaster [University] Autism Research Team, in Hamilton, Ontario,  and psychologist

Thursday, June 14, 2018 Link

This Father's Day, Autism Speaks celebrates all of the dads, grandpas and other father figures in our community. Thank you to all of the autism dads who work diligently and selflessly to make the world a more understanding and accepting place for children and adults with autism.

For World Autism Month this year, nearly 5,000 people in the autism community around the world shared their autism stories with Autism Speaks. Many stories came from dads looking to share with the

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Jeff McCaffertyLink

Jeff McCafferty is the proud father of two boys on the autism spectrum and a supporter of Autism Speaks.

“Fathers don’t take it well.”

That is what our pediatrician told my wife, Kim, after she asked him why he chose then to tell her, without me present, our son Justin was likely autistic. After all, both of us had taken Justin to the doctor a few weeks earlier and he gave no reason for concern

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Mike FreemanLink

This guest blog post was written by Mike Freeman. Mike lives in Rhode Island and is the author of the family memoir 'Neither Mountain Nor River: Fathers, Sons, and an Unsettled Faith.'

Without Shannon, our nine-year old daughter with autism, I’m not sure I could articulate how grateful I am to her and her typical sister Flannery without sounding trite. Like most kids most of the time our

Monday, June 11, 2018 Nick WrightLink
This guest blog post is by Nick Wright, Labor Relations Representative in San Diego. He is a dedicated father of two, a daughter and his son Brandon who was diagnosed ASD. He is an active community member and volunteer for youth sports programs.
The last two years I have had a strict adherence to routines and structure. Since Brandon was diagnosed ASD, I had a singular
Monday, June 11, 2018 Link

This guest blog post is by Mathew Oakes. Matt blogs with his wife Courtney about parenting on the autism spectrum at 808 [The Adventures]

I spent a lot of time this week thinking about being a dad. I’ve only been one for a few years, but we’ve packed a lot into them: a miscarriage, two rough

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Link

Research funded by Autism Speaks is providing guidance on how to better identify youth at risk of mental health crisis and better support them and their care providers

Mental health crises are serious and potentially life-threatening

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Link

This blog post is by Lynn Dixon - a mom, writer and advocate for neuro-diverse families. She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and two sons. You can read more of her work at her blog and follow her on Facebook.

When my son was an infant, before he was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, I accidentally locked him in my car.

After grocery shopping, I strapped him into his car seat. When I went around

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Link

The Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network takes a big step in its mission to improve and expand the reach of comprehensive healthcare for children and teens with autism

By Donna Murray, Autism Speaks