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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Link

This Autism Speaks Weatherstone fellow is deepening our understanding of how inflammation affects prenatal brain development

Post by neuroscientist Myka Estes, a 2012 Autism

Friday, September 23, 2016 Link

I’ve seen reports about first trimester ultrasound exams being associated with autism. My obstetrician has ordered one. Should I be concerned?

Today’s “Got Questions?” response is

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Alyssa Anadon, a stay at home mom working on her Special Education Credential. She blogs about her son Grayson at Sunshine Through the Spectrum. Alyssa will be walking for Autism Speaks at our Orange County Walk this year for her walk team

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Josh Dushack, a young man on the autism spectrum.

Last year – if some of you don’t remember – I wrote a blog about growing up with autism and graduating from college in spite of what doctors told my parents.  It was called They Told my Parents I Wouldn

Wednesday, September 21, 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.

This is your first week of kindergarten. You are nervous and excited. You are getting into a new routine and meeting new friends. One of those new friends is my boy. He

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Link

Study suggests inner-ear glitch interferes with language development and may help identify babies at risk for autism

Monday, September 19, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Aaron Lewis who is the mom to a son who was recently diagnosed with autism. Aaron is walking as part of the Autism Speaks Richmond Walk. Consider giving Aaron a donation for her walk page here. Why do you walk for Autism Speaks? Email us at and you could be featured on our

Friday, September 16, 2016 Link

My son is on the autism spectrum and gets frustrated when he can’t control the conversation. He’ll start saying "enough" and pouting. I’ve tried asking him to raise his hand when he wants to speak. But he gets frustrated when I respond by asking him to let the other person finish. When I give him the opportunity to speak, often he just makes

Thursday, September 15, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Tyler Marcotte who is 23-years-old from Plymouth Massachusetts. At the age of 9, he was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome. Today he is a Group Sales Executive for the Frisco RoughRiders.

Where It Began

I started swinging a baseball bat when I was 3 years old. My parents gave me a red plastic bat for my birthday and I remember swinging peaches in my backyard; that is where my love

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Link

This guest post is by Jeffrey Alan Ford who was named 2016 Genius of the Year – America in the World Genius Directory. He was also featured in a TEDxTalk called "An autistic genius discusses how differences make us special" which you can watch at the end of this post.

Growing up with an autism spectrum disorder (Asperger's Syndrome) and not being diagnosed until well into adulthood made every developmental stage of my life far more challenging than it ever needed to be. Sure, I'm proud that I eventually grew up to become an author who has been read by