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Calls to Action

Parents

"It always helps me when my parents just simply remind me what I can do to calm down. Instead of them making a decision about how I should calm down."

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1) No matter how exhausted you are, get your child out in the community.

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We have gotten to know a lot of others who are also a part of the autism community. So many of our stories and experiences are similar.

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In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, author and autism mom Mary P. Miller shares five lessons she's learned as a caregiver on her now 46-year-old son's journey from infancy to middle age.

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November is National Family Caregivers Month and in addition to sharing stories of appreciation for caregivers in the autism community, Autism Speaks also wants to share ways to support them. In this post, author and autism mom Kym Grosso discusses 10 ways you can support a family whose child has been diagnosed with autism.

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In this post, in honor of National Family Caregivers Month, blogger and mom of seven Lisa Smith shares a list of the things that help her to be the best caregiver she can be in hopes that it might encourage others to be the best caregiver they can be.

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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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