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Friday, July 29, 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. You can read her original post here.

I wish I had

Mandy Farmer
Friday, July 29, 2016 Link

Our expert has tips for fun activities that encourage the important pre-writing skills of attention and intention.

Our son is 4 years old and has autism. How can I help him learn to write when he doesn't make good eye contact with the paper?

Thursday, July 28, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Phil Martin. Phil was diagnosed with Asperger’s, school phobia, and ADHD as a teenager. Today he currently works as Emergency Medical Services Dispatcher and serves as a fire department public affairs coordinator. 

I started high school before I was diagnosed with Asperger's. High school was actually the moment when I knew something was different about my mind. After my

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 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 quirks-and-chaos.blogspot.com.

My 14-year-old son, Tate, is six feet and three

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Link

Unfortunately, children with autism are especially vulnerable to bullying. A 2012 study by the Interactive Autism Network found that a total of 63% of 1,167 children with ASD, ages 6 to 15, had been bullied at some point in their lives. With that, we asked several of our bloggers who have autism to share what they would want to tell bullies and reflect on their own personal experiences with bullying to educate our community.

Here is what they had to say…

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Link

This blog post was written by Kristie Eynon, mom to a son with autism.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Link

With another study on what does – or doesn’t – increase the risk of autism, a call for doctors to help parents put it all in perspective

This week in JAMA Pediatrics, Harvard

Monday, July 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 

Friday, July 22, 2016 Link
This guest blog post is by Kitty Cash who has an adult son on the autism spectrum.
 
 
July 15, 2016 was a special day for my 23year-old son, Lawton. He is a frequent customer at our local GameStop. For the past ten years, we have been to GameStop about once a week. Lawton likes to trade in games and buy them back again later.
Friday, July 22, 2016 Link

Perspective and stepwise advice from experts in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network

I’m trying to toilet train our 6-year-old, who has autism. But every time I try to take her to the bathroom, she fusses and fights all the way. So far, I’ve just given up. Help!