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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Link

By John Marble and Chris Morris. Read more about the Autism Advantage Program here

Some of the most rewarding friendships that I have as an autistic adult are with the parents of autistic children. Relating to my friends as fellow adults and their kids as

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Link

I work in a department store during the holidays. Last year, I witnessed a dramatic meltdown of a child whose mom explained he had autism. What could I have done to help without making matters worse?


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Ethan HirschbergLink

This blog is by Ethan Hirschberg is a sixteen year old with autism. He started a blog in March 2017 called The Journey Through Autism where he shares his personal experiences, insight, and advice to individuals on the spectrum, parents, caregivers, educators, and providers. Check out his blog by clicking here!

Monday, October 23, 2017 Link

Guest post by Alycia Halladay, chief science officer for the Autism Science Foundation

You may have heard about Autism BrainNet and its mission to

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Jenna LanzettaLink

By Jenna Lanzetta, Alpha Xi Delta, Western Michigan ‘12

After searching for ways to stay active and being told by a friend about the different races through runDisney, Christel, Iowa Wesleyan ’88, decided to check out different race options online. She saw that through Disney you can run in support of various charities, including

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Brittany MillerLink

This blog post is by Brittany Miller, a 34 year old corrections officer, writer, speaker, mother, and autism advocate from Muskegon, Michigan. 

I know what you’re thinking. Halloween? Why would anyone choose Halloween (of all holidays) to celebrate my son's autism? What good could possibly come from the added sugar high, forced social interaction (with strangers no less), and added volume from shrieking and

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Link

From Spooktaculars to Icky Fests, Autism Speaks is proud to share our not-so-scary Halloween events calendar! Many museums and other service providers across the country are hosting sensory-friendly events for the whole family. Is one happening in your area? Check it out here!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Link

Do you have some strategies to help us maintain toilet training when we travel with our 10-year-old who has autism? There’s no problem remembering to use the bathroom at home and school. But we still need a diaper when we travel or otherwise disrupt our usual routine.

Editor’s note: The following information is not

Monday, October 9, 2017 Link

This blog post is by Ethan Hirschberg, a teenager with autism.You can read more from Ethan on his blog or on Facebook @thejourneythroughautism!

To all of the wonderful educators that have taught me: thank you for making my school life better! I have been so lucky to have such

Friday, October 6, 2017 Link

Every year, cold weather brings two big challenges for our teen, who has autism: the transition to heavier clothes and understanding the danger of cold weather. When he sees snow, he wants to run outside. Advice?