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In this post, Dr. Troy Camplin shares how his son daniel was impacted by attending the sensory-friendly performance of the play "Balloonacy" at Dallas Children's Theater, a performance supported by a grant from Autism Speaks.

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Transitions are tough for students with autism. School breaks – big, unstructured, chunks of time – can be frustrating and confusing for students with autism, who thrive on structure and routine...Enter the PACTT summer camp program, a 2013 recipient of an Autism Speaks Chapter Grant!

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"Nathan, who has autism, has never performed before, but that night he confidently took the stage at the Talent Show. When done he jumped up from behind his drums, and ran to the front of the stage with his arms stretched over his head to take in the rousing applause. Nathan is now signed up for the school band!"

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The Louisiana Children's Museum, recipient of a 2013 Autism Speaks local grant, hosts sensory friendly family nights. One young boy with autism says, "Imagine being able to see some of your friends along with friendly new people monthly while having fun and getting to know each other. That’s what Sensory Friendly Family Night is to me!"

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This is a post from the Autism Health Insurance Project, a 2014 Autism Speaks Neighborhood Grant recipient. Autism Speaks' grant funding went toward a workshop at Support For Families in San Francisco. There, one family was able to work with AHIP to secure ABA services for their five-year-old daughter - finally!

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The Laradon Alternative School in Colorado received an Autism Speaks Sprouts Neighborhood Grant to purchase iPads in 2013 and their students have made great strides as a result. "It has been exciting for the school staff to watch our students gain more independence in successfully completing learning tasks with the help of this technology."

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Today Autism Speaks announced the recipients of the 2015 Baker Summer Camp grant program! This Your Dollars @ Work from a 2014 recipient talks about the impact Camp Lily had on one special camper.

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Family Services Community Grant recipient Have Dreams worked to develop an ‘iresume’ or digital resume that could be used to effectively demonstrate each individual’s vocational strengths by allowing potential employers to actively observe an individual performing job related skills.

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