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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Kate CortelyouLink
This post is by Kate Cortelyou who resides in Nashville with her husband and two young children. She is a retired giraffe keeper turned stay-at-home mom.
As 2017 comes to a close, I look back and see how much our lives have changed this year. My son was diagnosed with ASD early spring and in an instant everything went blurry.

Parenthood has been a bizarre

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Link

“Any suggestions for teaching a nonverbal 8-year-old to read? He can form sentences using augmentative communication.”

  This week’s “Got Questions?” response is by

Saturday, December 23, 2017 Link

This blog post is by 17-year-old Seana Wheeler. Seana's 15-year-old brother Ethan is on the autism spectrum. 

Christmas Past

The Sound of Jingle Bells… In September

Christmas time in the wheeler household usually begins at the start of September. For Ethan

Thursday, December 21, 2017 Mandy FarmerLink

This blog is from Mandy Farmer who writes a blog called From Motherhood where she writes about raising her three children, one who has autism, and her military family life.

‘Tis the season and the holidays are in full swing.  Many children are looking forward to their Christmas breaks. Many families will get together with

Thursday, December 21, 2017 Meghan AshburnLink

This blog post is written by Meghan Ashburn, who lives in Virginia with her husband and their four boys. She taught elementary school for five years, until the premature arrival of her twins. She now writes about her journey through parenting, prematurity, and autism on her blog, Not an Autism Mom.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 Tina MedlockLink

Tina is mom to a 9 year old boy with autism. She recently won the Bloody Awesome Parents (BAPS) SEND Newcomer blogger award. She blogs at

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Sarai PahlaLink

This guest post is by Sarai Pahla, a medical translator and doctor living in Düsseldorf, Germany. She was diagnosed as an adult, and has chosen to become an autism self-advocate to increase awareness.

It’s that special time of year again.

When I think about the festive season, I always think about the flurry of festive photographs on social media. Each day brings new images of elderly grandparents and great-

Friday, December 15, 2017 Heidi CoxLink

This blog post is written by Heidi Cox, who lives in Washington State with her husband and three children.  She has been published on the MOPS website and in the anthology, Just Moms: Conveying Justice in an Unjust World.

Three years ago:  It was a grappling hook.  A real, live

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Link

Santa welcomes children of all ages and abilities! Autism Speaks is thrilled to have partnered with Cherry Hill Programs again this holiday season to provide sensory-friendly Santa Experiences for families across the country!

Families with children with autism and other special needs enjoyed the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa, in a more subdued and calm environment. Watch the below video of a Caring Santa event at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, NY.

caring santa
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Link

A letter from Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Thomas Frazier

Today, we’re pleased to release Autism Speaks’ new Strategic Plan for Science 2018-2020. It focuses our