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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: t...

Uplifting: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.20.2015 | 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 10.02.2015 | 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 09.17.2015 | 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 07.28.2015 | 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 05.21.2015 | 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 lik...

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.

Parenthood's Real Life Legacy: Raising Awareness and Acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

For the first time, audiences were part of the story of both a young man and an adult navigating the world with an autism spectrum diagnosis*.

These Diapers Are Bullsh*t, Aren't They?

Shanell Mouland | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

You are in the diaper aisle. The far end where they keep the biggest diapers. The frown on your face tells me you are discouraged that they stopped at size six. Your boy can barely squeeze into them and they are useless through the night. I only recently left the diaper aisle myself.

Flutie Foundation Targets Three Key Autism Areas for Grant Support

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

When we say something is driving us up the wall, most of us instantly know that it is something that is annoying us or irritating us. But to Brent And...

The Day I Stopped Trying To 'Cure' My Son With Autism

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

The doctor was brisk without being bristly, matter of fact in the most consolatory ways. He said lots of things that day that left Dominic's father and I with a mixture of understanding and fear. It was the first time someone spoke harshly, honestly to us about our son's condition, a condition that was just starting to infiltrate every corridor of the media and overwhelm our functioning.

The Great Disclosure Debate: When Should You Tell Strangers Your Child Has Autism?

Julie M Green | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Julie M Green

Is it better to be upfront about your kid's disorder to bemused strangers, or to keep your private business private?

Inside The Mind Of My Son Who May Have Autism. Sort Of.

Kristi Rieger Campbell | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Kristi Rieger Campbell

When under stress, it's much more difficult for him to express himself. The following is how I imagine it to be, inside my little boy's head, during the moments when he loses his language completely.

When Justin Timberlake And 25,000 Fans Sang Happy Birthday To A Boy With Autism

Marika Rosenthal Delan | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Marika Rosenthal Delan

Now I have found that others don't always find all the things you find beautiful about your child to be so beautiful, but I think that's where Leonard Bernstein comes in. Everyone around us saw it. Everyone felt it but none of us could name it.

Advocating for Independence Days

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

You don't have to be a grown-up to advocate. You have to care about something and, most importantly, you have to act on it. So teach your children well. Get them involved in whatever issue is central to your life.

An Individual With Autism's Only Friend: Siri

Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D

As part of a partnership between Pacific Child and Family Associates, JetBlue, Autism Speaks and TSA, I attended the Blue Horizons for Autism -- an au...

'Sesame Street' Partners With Autism Speaks: Why Are Autistic People Upset?

Michelle Sutton | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Michelle Sutton

Sesame Street is really good at promoting diversity. The reason my friends are upset is not that Sesame Street wants to focus on autism -- it is that Autism Speaks is involved. And I think they have a point.

Catherine Pearson

Study Reveals The Astounding Cost Of Raising A Child With An Autism Spectrum Disorder | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents

A new study has found that the cost of supporting a person with an autism spectrum disorder throughout his or her lifetime can soar as high as $2.4 mi...