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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Link

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, various landmarks in Los Angeles will Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2018! 

Staples Center 

  • The arena opened on October 17, 1999, and is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
  • The arena is home to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA, the Los Angeles Kings of the 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Link

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, various landmarks in Chicago will Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2018! 

Wrigley Field

  • It is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city's two Major League Baseball (MLB) franchises.
  • It first opened in 1914 as Weeghman Park for Charles Weeghman's Chicago Whales of the Federal League, which folded after the 1915
Monday, March 19, 2018 Sheila MorovatiLink

The guest blog post is by Sheila Morovati,  mother of 2 children and the founder & president of Crayon Collection. Her work highlights habits of waste through the collection and redistribution of the 150 million like-new crayons that restaurants throw away each year. She is proud to know that the Crayon Collection model she created lends itself to give so many people a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Link

This guest post is by Kerry Magro, an international motivational speaker on the autism spectrum. You can follow Kerry’s journey on Facebook. This blog originally appeared here.

For more than a decade now April 2nd has had a very special meaning to me. The United Nations in 2007 proclaim April 2nd as World

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Zach ZepfLink

This guest blog post is by Zach Zepf.  Founding partner at Zeponic Farms, Occupational Therapy student at Shenandoah University, and older brother of Nic Zepf, 23, who is on the autism spectrum. Nic has helped Zach find his purpose of advocating for autism inclusion in business.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 Seana WheelerLink
This blog post is by 17-year-old Seana Wheeler. Seana's 15-year-old brother Ethan is on the autism spectrum. 
 
 
To the man who chose me,
 
There are many reasons I am with you. Yet, you and I both know that at the top of my list of reasons is one very simple fact. That fact being you chose me, accepted me and you chose and accepted
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Ryan LeeLink

This guest blog post is by Ryan Lee. He was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old. To view his story click here. To hear his podcast interview click here.

I am so blessed to have made it

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Kate CortelyouLink

This post is by Kate Cortelyou who resides in Nashville, Tenn. with her husband and two young children. She is a retired giraffe keeper turned stay-at-home mom. 

If you told me back when my son was two that he would still be in diapers at the age of four I wouldn’t have believed you. Kids are supposed to be potty trained by two(ish), right? Many parents of autistic kids know otherwise. Potty training is a major struggle in our home and after two years of trying everything in the books, we are pretty much right where we started. Eyeballs deep in diapers. No

Monday, February 5, 2018 David PetrovicLink

David Petrovic is a teacher, author, motivational speaker, and actor. To view his TEDx Talk, and to learn more about him and his book (Expect a Miracle: A Mother/Son Asperger Journey of Determination and Triumph), see his website here.

I am a 24-year-old person with autism and Tourette’s who has been involved in musical theatre for almost 17 years. It opened the door to a new