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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Tai Bickhard, a young adult on the autism spectrum and a student at CIP Berkshire, a national post secondary program for young adults with autism and other learning differences. ​Tai currently attends Berkshire Community College, where she hopes to further explore her passions and reach her goals of being a positive change in the world. This post is part of an initiative called “In Our Own Words: Living on the Spectrum,

Wednesday, May 25, 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.

Our brains can take a complex task

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Link

This post was written by Lamar Hardwick, a church pastor who was diagnosed with autism at age 36. It's part of an initiative called “In Our Own Words: Living on the Spectrum,” which highlights the experiences of individuals with autism from their perspectives.

Summer is my favorite season of the year. The weather is

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Link

Autism Speaks’ Global Autism Public Health team takes WHO Parent Skills Training to hurricane-devastated region of the Philippines


By Lucia Murillo, Autism Speaks assistant

Friday, May 20, 2016 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). CHOP is an Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network site. Kim is also the author of a blog about her two children with autism at autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 Link

This post is by Jodi Murphy, is the proud mom of two adult children—one on the autism spectrum who keeps her laughing and inspired. She started Geek Club Books to change how the world views autism through storytelling and creative educational programs.

Small acts can have a big impact. We’ve all heard this in inspirational speeches. We’ve seen

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Link

This guest blog post is by Sarah Taschetta, a student who is studying special education and has a passion for filmmaking. Sarah works with a boy with autism who inspired her to create a short film titled, "Love Needs No Words."

I have been working with Dylan for a year now and from day one the brothers' story is one I've kept near and dear to my heart. The amount of love within that family is infinite, but nothing will compare to the bond a pair of twins have, especially these two. I am excited to be going into special education at the secondary level this

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Link

This guest post is by CJ Barry who is a 11-year-old on the autism spectrum. In March CJ was asked to speak at his school’s assembly for 200 students where he shared a letter called “What Autism Means To Me.” This is what CJ had to say…

Hi my name is CJ Barry. I am 11-years-old and I live with my mom, my nanny, Modesta and my dog, Jakee. I go to piano lessons, Boy Scouts, swimming lessons,

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Link

This is a guest post from blogger Chrissy Kelly (Life with Greyson + Parker) who has two sons on the autism spectrum. You can read more of Chrissy's AutismSpeaks.org blog posts here. Find her on Facebook here

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Link

This blog post was written by Kathy Hooven, mother to a son with autism. You can read more about Kathy and her family on her blog, "The AWEnesty of Autism." You can also follow her on Facebook.