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Raising a Creative Genius on the Autism Spectrum

Donald Cohen | Posted 11.24.2016 | Parents
Donald Cohen

My son, Colin, blows me away every day. He is 28 years old and was diagnosed with Asperger's at a young age - when the relatively unknown Asperger's ...

Why This Autism Mom Must Vote For Hillary

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
Liane Kupferberg Carter

This election is personal. Like everyone else, I'm concerned about the economy, climate change, ISIS and national security. But what keeps me up nig...

My Son with Autism Spectrum Disorder and His Experience with a Common Cold

Maran Whiting Hanley | Posted 10.26.2016 | Parents
Maran Whiting Hanley

Autism Spectrum Disorder, for my son, is like the world and everything in it is amplified. Everything is intensified. Big and beautiful. Loud and o...

A Little Girl Asked Why My Daughter With Autism Is Weird. Her Friend Had The Best Response.

The Mighty | Posted 09.08.2016 | Parents
The Mighty

Written by Stacey Rushing The other day we had a few girls from the neighborhood over. I was sitting, having a cup of coffee and talking to my best fr...

Autism Causes

Medical Discovery News | Posted 09.06.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog A diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or ASD in a child can be devastating for parents. Scientists have be...

To the Person Who Doesn't Get Why My Son Won't Eat the Food You Made

The Mighty | Posted 08.02.2016 | Parents
The Mighty

Written by Kathy Hooven To the Person Who Doesn’t Take My Son’s Sensory Issues Seriously, Yeah, he’s a picky eater. Yeah, his diet isn’t gre...

Withdrawal of Anti-Vaccination Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival Revives Controversy

Lisa Chau | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

Robert De Niro opened up an old debate for new scrutiny when he decided to yank Andrew Wakefield's documentary, "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,...

5 Myths About Raising A Child With Autism That Need To Go Away

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents

Myth #1: You caused it. Years ago, when early autism researchers probed its causes they quickly zeroed in on their suspected culprit: Parents. More s...

Dad Finds Out He Has Autism After His Daughter's Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.11.2016 | Parents

When a child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, the news can offer greater clarity and resources. For Australian parents Chris and Jessica Of...

But, What Can a Dog do For Someone With Autism?

Shanell Mouland | Posted 02.25.2016 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

Today, I am less interested in explaining the intricacies of autism than I am explaining how 90lbs of labrador can help a little girl maneuver a world that isn't ready for her. I would like to explain this in the simplest terms, so that this message might be passed on as regularly as possible.

Defending an Autism Diagnosis and Why it Makes You Feel Like Sh*t

Shanell Mouland | Posted 02.11.2017 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

I know you, struggle. I know that verbal doesn't mean what people think it means and I know how crushing it can be to watch other kids reject your child because they're different.

Some Children Do Outgrow Autism, But It's Not What You Think

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living

In the largest national study of children with autism to date, researchers examined one of the most mysterious aspects of autism spectrum disorder: th...

Uplifting: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.19.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week The Pollination Project was proud to support grassroots efforts around the world that uplift and support people and communities. Two projects this week provide innovative tools to individuals with autism and their families.

5 Reasons We Continue to Go Outside

Jeramy Hope | Posted 10.02.2016 | Parents
Jeramy Hope

We often get asked why we continue to head out to dinner, festivals, events, cinema, and events where large amounts of people are. We get... "Why do you guys put yourself through this?" "Is it fair to get Jenna so upset? "Don't you get embarrassed?" "What about other people around you?" "Shouldn't you stick to McDonald's?"

Autism and Asperger's On Disney's 'Girl Meets World

Melissa Kaye | Posted 09.17.2016 | Entertainment
Melissa Kaye

While Farkle, the guidance counselor and teacher (Cory Matthews, of course!) offer information about Asperger's and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), at no point does anyone send the message that there is something wrong with someone with either diagnosis.

My Autistic Children Are Not a Burden

Michelle Sutton | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Michelle Sutton

I have two Autistic children. When I say that, most people assume the response I desire from them is something along the lines of "I'm so sorry, that must be really hard."

5-Year-Old With Autism Captures Her World in Stunning Photos

Shanell Mouland | Posted 05.21.2016 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

Kate has autism. She loves Ninja Turtles and kicking dirt. She loves her dog and just about everyone she meets. She's recently taken an interest in photography, and she'd like to share some of her photos with you. I think you'll be impressed.

Kids With Autism Describe Their Sensory Experiences

Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

By Jesse Singal Follow @jessesingal It can be hard for any parent or caretaker of a child to understand what that child's inner world feels like,...

Joseph Erbentraut

How These 4 Major Companies Are Tackling The Autism Unemployment Rate | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business

"The leadership on this has to be across the board, at all levels for a change to happen."

Joseph Erbentraut

Teens With Autism Stretch, Grow And Laugh In Improv Classes At Second City | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact

Some of America's funniest people have honed their craft at The Second City in Chicago. But it's not just professionals who can bloom with a little im...

The Technology That's Giving Students With Autism a Greater Voice

Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology

Last year, Hanna Rosin, a well-known journalist for the Atlantic, wrote an article about her son’s Asperger's diagnosis. He lived with this label fo...

10 Tips to Help Kids Be More Social for Autism Awareness Month and Every Month

Julie Cole | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Julie Cole

When I took my little guy to the park, I'd play chase with all the kids as the other moms sat and chatted over coffee. You see, all the park kids want to play with the fun grown-up, so being the fun mom creates social opportunities for your kid.

Stop Looking at My Daughter

Jeramy Hope | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Jeramy Hope

My whole existence is to ensure my family's success. At times, that will mean that my princess makes too much noise in public. More often than not, I will get it wrong and make matters worse -- sorry, I'm new to this. We are trying to give our princess the best possible life -- and I wouldn't change this for the world.

Somebody Living With Autism Wants You To Read This

Shanell Mouland | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

Do you understand that these children are good and innocent and put forth herculean effort to exist in a world where people like you make the rules?

But She Can Talk?

Shanell Mouland | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

She talks pretty much non-stop. Sometimes, it drives me crazy and I feel immediately guilty for thinking that, because some of you have yet to hear the sound of your child's voice -- some of you might never hear that sound.