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Faith is a very important part of life for so many families in the autism community. Many of these families often feel held back from becoming a part of their religious community because of their child's diagnosis. They might feel excluded, or More...
School is out, the sun is shining, and it is the time of year when we all begin to think about planning some down time - maybe even a vacation! Whether it is a family camping trip, or a visit to a foreign country, these vacations involve travel in More...
Recreation is about activities and experiences which produce feelings of enjoyment and satisfaction. They give all of us opportunities to express creativity, achieve and master new skills. Recreation can be particularly important for people with More...
The transition from summer back to school can be tough for everyone, especially families of individuals with autism. The daily routine established over the last 2 to 3 months is changing, and the time has come to go from camp back to the classroom. More...
Stories from Grandparents "I may not know the medical or psychological terms or explanations for Riley's mystery, but I know deep inside that he is an amazing young boy who loves me, and I love him. After all, he is my grandson." - More...
How to Get Some Help...So You Can Get A Break You deserve a break!  Having a family member with autism can be a challenge.  It's easy for families to get over-stressed as they deal with their family's needs, juggle medical and therapy More...
Start as Early as Possible!"No matter what our child's level of ability, he will do best in the future if you help him develop practical skills now."- More than a Mom, by Amy Baskin and Heather Fawcett This month's Community More...
Open the Doors to Your Community! Participation in the community can be enhanced through improvement in the social skills of individuals with autism. Individuals with autism have to learn the social skills that come much more naturally to their More...
This month's Community Connections is all about celebrating moms and sharing experiences. We heard from hundreds of mothers across the country who shared their most memorable and heartfelt experiences with their children with autism – More...
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month  (NDEAM). Congress designates this month as a time when businesses of all sizes and in all industries recognize the talents that people with disabilities add to their organizations and More...