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Thursday, January 4, 2018 Reece ArnoldLink

This guest blog post is by Reece Arnold, a musician, writer and game inventor who is on the autism spectrum. You can find out more about Reece and his games on his website and keep up to date on his releases by liking his Facebook page.

Living with autism is a challenge

Thursday, December 28, 2017 Link

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

It may not be a big deal for some but it was a huge milestone for me.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Link


When a teen on the autism spectrum decides to get a girlfriend, his bid for more independence puts his whole family on a path of self-discovery. 

Wizard Mode

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Kate CortelyouLink
This post is by Kate Cortelyou who resides in Nashville with her husband and two young children. She is a retired giraffe keeper turned stay-at-home mom.
As 2017 comes to a close, I look back and see how much our lives have changed this year. My son was diagnosed with ASD early spring and in an instant everything went blurry.

Parenthood has been a bizarre

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Link

“Any suggestions for teaching a nonverbal 8-year-old to read? He can form sentences using augmentative communication.”

  This week’s “Got Questions?” response is by

Saturday, December 23, 2017 Link

This blog post is by 17-year-old Seana Wheeler. Seana's 15-year-old brother Ethan is on the autism spectrum. 

Christmas Past

The Sound of Jingle Bells… In September

Christmas time in the wheeler household usually begins at the start of September. For Ethan

Thursday, December 21, 2017 Mandy FarmerLink

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.

‘Tis the season and the holidays are in full swing.  Many children are looking forward to their Christmas breaks. Many families will get together with

Thursday, December 21, 2017 Meghan AshburnLink

This blog post is written by Meghan Ashburn, who lives in Virginia with her husband and their four boys. She taught elementary school for five years, until the premature arrival of her twins. She now writes about her journey through parenting, prematurity, and autism on her blog, Not an Autism Mom.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 Tina MedlockLink

Tina is mom to a 9 year old boy with autism. She recently won the Bloody Awesome Parents (BAPS) SEND Newcomer blogger award. She blogs at

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Sarai PahlaLink

This guest post is by Sarai Pahla, a medical translator and doctor living in Düsseldorf, Germany. She was diagnosed as an adult, and has chosen to become an autism self-advocate to increase awareness.

It’s that special time of year again.

When I think about the festive season, I always think about the flurry of festive photographs on social media. Each day brings new images of elderly grandparents and great-