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“Autism cannot define who you are, only you can define autism. I have autism so I know especially, and I ended up the captain of my high school basketball team so I can relate to this message.”

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"At 14, my son Tate still sometimes misses things that are very obvious to the rest of us. And sometimes he is sure he understands things the rest of us are confused about when the reverse is actually true. I have learned to appreciate his unique take on things. Here are a few illustrations I have made so you can have a peek into our lives..."

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Autism Speaks Tool Kits on topics ranging from toilet training and new diagnoses to housing and postsecondary education were downloaded over 140,000 times in 2015! Here is a list of the top 10 based on number of downloads...

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“Please be kind to my parents and patient with me… I have autism and we’re all doing the best we can.”

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"I see there are so many gifts, many of which I would have overlooked had autism not been present in our lives."

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In this post, autism mom and martial arts world champion Cheryl Vance responds to a recent post about one of her students on the spectrum who has become a martial arts champion. "So, the reality is that my son will never be an Ethan…but no one will. And no one will ever be a Hunter. Everyone is different and everyone has gifts to offer the world."

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"We noticed that Lucas seemed to connect with the Blue Man closet to us. Lucas would laugh at him and clapped for things he did."

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