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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Link

This guest post is from Ron Sandison who works full time in the medical field and is a professor of theology at Destiny School of Ministry. 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. Have a story you want to share? Email us at InOurOwnWords@autismspeaks.org!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Link

District Leader Jarolin Maldonado’s son Dametre, nicknamed Meeche, was like many children reaching important milestones before age 1, such as walking, crawling and even saying, ‘momma.’ However, Meeche regressed and was unable to communicate. He was tested and diagnosed with autism at 2-and-half years old. 

“I was a store manager and I felt emotionally depressed for

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Link

A tweet by Twitter user @Jaavii_Zuniga has gone viral after having been retweeted more than 20,000 times. The tweet

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Link

An interview with the author of a new study documenting how video feedback for parents produces early and lasting improvements in autism symptoms  

In 2015, we reported on the encouraging early results of

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Link

My son is 4 years old and has autism. Several months ago, he started pinching people. It could be anybody – adult, child or baby. He’ll just run over, pinch the person and run away. We’ll give him time outs for this, and he’ll say “sorry” the minute he does it. Can you recommend any solution? It's getting quite embarrassing when we go to playgrounds or people's houses.

Friday, April 14, 2017 Link

This guest blog is by Ron Sandison, an adult on the autism spectrum who works full time in the medical field and is a professor of theology at Destiny School of Ministry. 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.

Friday, April 14, 2017 Link
This Q&A is with NFL Films producer and debut author Digger O’Brien. In his new book, "Pointing is Rude: One Father's Story of Autism, Adoption, and Acceptance," O'Brien writes about his family’s experience with autism, starting with his son’s early childhood diagnosis.
 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Link

Large study yields insights into family decision-making around the balance between safety and independence

A large new study found that a third of teens who have autism without intellectual disability earn a driver's license. Nearly 90 percent of them do so within two years of getting their learner’s permit. That’s strong evidence, the researchers say, that

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Link
 
Christopher Hutton first joined GameStop not for a love of video games, but for a love of retail mathematics and studying how numbers reveal behaviors and trends.
 
Christopher was recently promoted to district leader for Dallas West.This meant changing his daily routine — a particular challenge, as he has Asperger’s, a
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Link

Get discounted LEGOLAND Florida Resort theme park tickets in honor or April, World Autism Month!

This guest blog post is by David Brady, Senior Public Relations Manager, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Over the past year,