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Autism Awareness Day

Autism Acceptance: The Crucial String

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Liane Kupferberg Carter

Disability seeps into all the cracks, the corners, of your life. It becomes the emotional center of the family. Sometimes I felt as if other, typical families were feasting in a great restaurant, while the four of us were standing outside, noses pressed to the glass.

I Will Not 'Light It Up Blue'

Michelle Sutton | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Michelle Sutton

Acceptance is different than awareness. Acceptance means that everyone is worthwhile, no one's neurology is made fun of, and everyone gets the support they need without having to fight legislators to provide it.

Autism Speaks Founders: 'Medical Associations Don't Really Have A Handle On It... Families Are Left To Struggle'

HuffPost Live | Alison Zaslav | Posted 04.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Autism Awareness Month is here and Bob and Suzanne Wright, the founders of the leading advocacy organization Autism Speaks, joined HuffPost to discuss...

Thoughts on World Autism Awareness Day

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Chantal Sicile-Kira

Never giving up and being open to the possibilities that come our way and Jeremy's way is how we live. We look for ways to connect and to give back. We are grateful to our community and society's increasing acceptance and understanding of those who are differently-abled.

Autism, Meet Adolescence... Kaboom! One Momma's Perspective, Fears and Solutions

Holly Robinson Peete | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Holly Robinson Peete

Socially, the stakes change when high school begins. For a 15-year-old with autism, it can be like being at the bottom of the Grand Canyon looking up. A massive climb.

A 21st Century Health Crisis

Ricki G. Robinson, M.D., M.P.H | Posted 06.02.2011 | Home
Ricki G. Robinson, M.D., M.P.H

Children and families living with autism have suffered with untreated medical conditions far too long.

April Is Autism Awareness Month

Posted 06.01.2011 | Home

Today marks the start of National Autism Awareness Month -- a month the Autism Society says draws attention to the increasing need for "concern and aw...

Icelandic Director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson: "Filmmaking Is the Greatest Strip-Tease of All"

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Fridriksson's new film, Mamma Gogo, is a real life tribute to his mother with Alzheimer's, but also to those of us who navigate the rocky road of the mother-child relationship.

Autism Awareness Day 2010: Facts, Events, History (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

World Autism Awareness Day 2010 is being celebrated today, April 2, 2010, worldwide. The United Nations adopted a resolution on Dec. 18, 2007 declari...