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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

Friday, October 7, 2016 Link

My teen daughter has Asperger’s and extreme social anxiety. It started to get worse at 13, resulting in refusing school. It has progressed to hardly leaving the house at all and no education as such for 2 years. She is 15 now, and no one seems to be able to help. I am at a loss too. How do I get her through this? 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Link

Below is a post by social entrepreneur Nish Parikh, the founder, technology architect and CEO of WebTeam Corporation, a developer of innovative solutions for students with special needs. He is also the co-founder and chairman of WebTeam's parent firm Rangam Consultants Inc., a staffing company serving the human resources needs of

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Lauren Sullivan who is a single mother who has young boy named Declan who’s on the autism spectrum. Lauren is walking for the Autism Speaks Staten Island Walk for Team Decky. You can make a donation to her walk page

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Link

Representatives from more than ten nations interested in making parent and teacher training part of their special education programs

Friday, September 30, 2016 Link

Our son is 2 years and 8 months. We suspect he has autism and recently asked his doctor for a referral to a specialist for an evaluation. The doctor said we had to wait until he is 3 years old. Unfortunately, the situation is getting worse. He doesn't sleep, is scared of unusual things and is not eating well. But he’s nonverbal, so he can’t tell me what’s going on.