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Thursday, August 31, 2017 Link

This guest blog post is by mom Maegan Sanders.

"There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more."

-Robert M. Hensel

I had a friend ask me, "What's the hardest part?" I thought for a second... it could've been the inability to communicate with my child. It could've been the financial struggle

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Link

This guest blog post is by Antonio Monteiro, creator of the #WordRocks Project. Antonio is a young man on the autism spectrum. You can follow the Word Rocks Project on Facebook and Instagram.

Six years ago, I created a very simple idea: Word Rocks Project. The proposal was to scatter rocks painted with positive words for people to find. I’ve been leaving them randomly all over the world or delivering them to patients at

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Link

This Autism Speaks research fellow has developed a test that helps predict who will respond best to certain behavioral therapies and coaching programs

By social neuroscientist Yung-Jui (Daniel)

Thursday, August 24, 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.

Dear caregiver to Justin,

If you’re reading this letter (and I so hope you are) it means I’ve never met you and never will, as I’ve gone kicking and screaming to

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Link

Grandparents seek advice on encouraging their grandson to look their way when they call his name; strategies from an expert in the Autism Speaks ATN

My 4-year-old grandson has autism, doesn’t speak and doesn’t come – or even look up – when we call him. Can you give me some tips to teach him to respond to his name?

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