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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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This is a post by autism mom and blogger Lisa Smith. "Recently I have seen a couple of blogs that tried to pinpoint the one toughest thing about having a child with autism. I have never been able to write that one. For me the hardest thing changes." Here she gives some examples of these challenges as her son Tate has grown up.

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Angela Conrad, mom to two adorable boys on the spectrum, has written a letter to her fellow warrior parents. "Keep your head up! It is a hard fight but the precious angels that we are raising are worth every second of that fight."

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We asked our Autism Speaks Facebook community: What would you tell the world about autism?

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A mom blogger who founded the blog "Autism with a side of fries" writes a letter to give advice to new autism parents.

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Two years ago I met with the folks at Autism Speaks and told them we’d like to create a social network just for parents of kids on the

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1) My husband and I planned on having our first child after two years of marriage. Matthew beat us by 2 months.

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