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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?

Thursday, July 6, 2017 Link

This guest post is from Lauren Casper, a mom blogger at Lauren is the mother of two beautiful pre-schoolers, one being on the autism spectrum.

I sat on the couch, holding my breath, watching Mareto play with a pile of squishy rubber blocks. It was a warm summer morning, and Mareto was quiet and focused as he placed one block on top of another. I was silent, afraid to move and ruin his process. A little stream of drool began running from the corner of his mouth, a sign that he was really working hard to concentrate.

He reached over to the pile

Thursday, June 29, 2017 Link

My daughter is 16, on the spectrum and non-verbal. Sometimes she starts pulling her own hair out. Often it’s when she’s angry or upset. Sometime it’s out of nowhere. I’ve tried a bandana, hand fidgets. Currently she has a completely bald spot, despite getting a very short haircut. Her teachers says to ignore it, since it’s for attention. But if I ignore her, she will pull out more hair and bring it to me for a reaction. I need some suggestions.

Thursday, June 29, 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/Instagram @thejourneythroughautism

Parents, have you ever experienced a feeling of helplessness when you know that your son/daughter is upset, or in pain, and you don’t know what to do? Have you been

Advice, Parents, teens
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Link

An Autism Speaks Weatherstone fellow explores how early sex-differences in typical development may help explain autism’s skewed sex ratio

Friday, June 23, 2017 Link

This is a post by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum and an Autism Family Partner at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Kim is also the author of a blog about her two children with autism, at

It seems impossible, but somehow you’ve crossed everything off your