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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Link

This blog post was written by Kathy Hooven who's son Ryan has autism. You can read more about Kathy and her family on her blog, "The AWEnesty of Autism."


Friday, August 11, 2017 Link

Kerry Magro is an award-winning international motivational speaker and best-selling author who’s on the autism spectrum. A version of his blog originally appeared on here.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Link

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.

We are coming up on the first day of school and I am sure you think you know all about my son. I am sure you have read his IEP and his diagnosis codes and you might be dreading the first day as much as he is. 
Friday, August 4, 2017 Link

Max Park is a 15 year old on the autism spectrum who just became the 2017 Rubik's Cube World Champion. Max is a speedcuber, a person who competes in cubing competitions by solving a Rubik's Cube and other twisty puzzles in record time.  His best time in this year's competition was an astonishing 5.87 seconds. Watch his inspiring journey to becoming the 2017 world champion below.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Link

“From the day Chris was born, he lit up our lives.”

Marci Ingram exudes the love of a proud mother as she shares stories about her now 25-year-old son.

“We were just like every parent who adores their child,” she said.

Born in 1992, Chris is the youngest of six children in a closely knit, blended family. He was the picture of health, everything she and her husband, Bill, had hoped.

“The first few years were wonderful, but by the time Chris turned three, we noticed he wasn’t speaking very much. He was highly sensitive to noise

Sunday, July 30, 2017 Link

These Autism Treatment Network clinicians have developed two classes – one for boys and one for girls – built on the Autism Speaks ATN/AIR-P puberty tool kit 

By Kelly

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Link

This is a post by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum. Kim also has a blog about her family.

I saw you in the parking lot this morning. To be honest, I noticed you and your son while we were

Saturday, July 22, 2017 Link

My adult son, who has autism, is up all night, walking around the house talking to himself and sounding like he’s arguing. During the day, he's fine and high functioning. Is he coping with loneliness this way? Might this indicate he’s being mistreated by bullies?

Today’s “Got Questions?” response is by developmental-behavioral pediatrician Peter

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Link

Another successful STRIDE swimming program is in the books! The program focuses on teaching children ages 4-21 the basics of swimming and water safety; and for the more advanced swimmer, teaches stroke work and easy competition skills for Special Olympics. With the support of grant funding from Autism Speaks, STRIDE was able to fund the program

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Link

My almost 3-year-old was recently diagnosed as having autism spectrum disorder. We struggle going places such as open gym or even the library because he doesn't like other kids in his space. He does okay with adults, but other kids make him extremely anxious. How do I help him become more comfortable when other children are playing in the same area or with the same set of toys?