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Friday, December 1, 2017 Lisa VaillancourtLink

This guest blog post is by Lisa Vaillancourt, proud mother of two. She is an office assistant and former homeschool teacher turned "life coach" to her son Alex, who was diagnosed with autism in 1998 at the age of two and a half. She admits that he is really her coach.  

Autism Moms
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Link

Our 7-year-old was recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He’ll be moved to a new classroom and begin ABA therapy in the next few weeks. Can you give us some advice on helping him understand what’s going on?

Today’s “Got Questions?” answer is by education specialist Lucia Murillo (left), and social worker Lindsay Naeder, assistant

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Michael AnaclerioLink

This guest post is by Michael Anaclerio, a High School Social Studies Teacher T.F. North High School in Calumet City, Illinois. His oldest sister, Mary, was diagnosed with autism in 1974 at the University of Chicago. She passed away in October of 2012 of cancer. Michael is an advocate for people with autism.  

Monday, November 27, 2017 Kerry MagroLink

Kerry Magro is an award-winning professional speaker best-selling author and autism entertainment film consultant who’s on the autism spectrum. His original blog appeared here.

Monday, November 27, 2017 Chrissy KellyLink
This is a guest post from writer Chrissy Kelly (Life with Greyson + Parker) who has two amazing sons on the autism spectrum. Chrissy is a world changer writing at Life with Greyson + Parker. Find her on Facebook.
 
"Why can't Greyson talk?" 4-year-old, brilliant, old soul Hannah asked me, looking at me intently for answers I wasn't sure I could provide. Greyson has autism and went to a Typical preschool with Hannah one day a week, and she was Grey's instant guardian
Monday, November 27, 2017 Link

Actor Freddie Highmore, star of ABC's hit show "The Good Doctor," filmed a PSA to bring awareness to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In "The Good Doctor," Highmore plays Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism. 

Monday, November 27, 2017 Michelle SobelLink
This guest blog post is written by Michelle Sobel. Her 24 year-old son is on the autism spectrum. Michelle is from Melbourne, Australia, and has recently started her blog “Autismistic.” 

It's Friday. It's 2:45pm and I'm already waiting outside your day

Saturday, November 25, 2017 Link

“How can I help my child avoid meltdowns at the store? Everything is okay with him until he gets into the store.”

Today’s “Got Questions?” answer is by Lucia Murillo

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Angela SmithLink

This guest blog post was written by Angela Smith, a mom, wife, student, and driver of “The Struggle Bus,” living in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her youngest daughter was diagnosed with autism in late 2015 at three years old. She hopes that her words will reach and resonate with other families who are learning to view a whole new life, through the eyes of a child with autism.

Friday, November 17, 2017 Link

This is an interview with Coby Bird, a young up-and-coming actor with autism who recently guest starred on "The Good Doctor."

What was it like being on "The Good Doctor?"

I was scared at first. It was pretty crazy that I got an audition for a new show, and that they wanted someone with autism to