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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...
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...
It's no secret that raising a child with autism can be expensive. Between doctor's appointments, therapy sessions, after school programs, etc., the costs can get very overwhelming for families affected by autism. The Autism Speaks Autism More...
Thanksgiving is here! This holiday can be stressful and overwhelming for anyone, but particularly for individuals with autism and their families. We hope our resources and tips help increase your family's enjoyment during this Thanksgiving More...
"First Responders" are those public safety officials - such as police officers or firefighters - who respond to emergency situations. On a daily basis these first responders encounter a multitude of individuals in emergency situations. More...
Summer Camp: The Perfect Place to Have Some Fun! Summer camp can be one of the best experiences for people with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Speaks has just announced the recipients of our Baker Summer Camp Grants program, and  More...
Every day new technology is changing our lives in ways we never imagined. For individuals with autism, some new technologies can improve communication, assist in the development of social skills, and enhance the ability to learn. This month's More...
This month's Community Connections is all about celebrating dads, sharing their experiences and offering a better understanding of the impact on fathers of raising a child with autism. We hope you find this Community Connections page inspiring More...