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Slow-Motion Video Packs A Powerful Message About Autism

Slow-Motion Video Packs A Powerful Message About Autism

Taylor Pittman  04.15.2016
In a little over one minute, a viral video has offered an important look at the behaviors of people with autism. On April 1, AutismPSA,...
10-Year-Old Boy's Moving Poem Gives A Glimpse At Life With Autism

10-Year-Old Boy's Moving Poem Gives A Glimpse At Life With Autism

Taylor Pittman  04.12.2016
A class assignment turned into something more for one family after their son wrote a touching poem and gave a peek into life with...
One Mom Explains What It's Like To Be A Parent With Autism

One Mom Explains What It's Like To Be A Parent With Autism

Chantelle DMello  04. 7.2016
For Dena Gassner, a mother of two, being diagnosed with autism at 38 years old was a game-changer. "It doesn't define me, but it...
5 Myths About Raising A Child With Autism That Need To Go Away

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

Catherine Pearson  04. 5.2016
Myth #1: You caused it.  Years ago, when early autism researchers probed its causes they quickly zeroed in on their suspected culprit:...
Beyond Just Blue-Moving Toward Autism Acceptance

Beyond Just Blue-Moving Toward Autism Acceptance

Alexis Wineman  04. 4.2016
Every April, social media profile photos turn blue and awareness campaigns are in full swing. There is a sense of excitement in seeing...
Faces of Autism

Faces of Autism

Carrie Cariello  04. 1.2016
It is maybe the loneliest thing in the world, mothering my Jack-a-boo. I long for a glimpse of the rest of the one in sixty-eight. What...
What People Touched By Autism Want You To Know

What People Touched By Autism Want You To Know

Jessica Samakow  04. 1.2016
In time for National Autism Awareness Month, we asked people on the spectrum, and their families, to tell us what autism is --...
Video Shows An Ordinary Day From The Perspective Of A Kid With Autism

Video Shows An Ordinary Day From The Perspective Of A Kid With Autism

Caroline Bologna  03.25.2016
For some kids with autism, even the most seemingly simple tasks and events can be overwhelming. But it can be hard for others to...
What Were You Doing When You Were In Middle School?

What Were You Doing When You Were In Middle School?

Allie Smith  05. 1.2015
Mrs. Corcoran told me that at least three of the peers want to be special education teachers, another four have expressed interest in occupational,...
10 Tips to Help Kids Be More Social for Autism Awareness Month and Every Month

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

Julie Cole  04.17.2015
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...
Down the Rabbit Hole Again in Search of a Diagnosis

Down the Rabbit Hole Again in Search of a Diagnosis

Kathy Radigan  04. 7.2015
I would be lying if I said I wasn't scared for what the next few weeks and months may bring. I want the best for my son, and I want him...
Two Nonverbal Teens With Autism Prove Friendship Has No Boundaries

Two Nonverbal Teens With Autism Prove Friendship Has No Boundaries

Taylor Pittman  04. 7.2015
Because Skyler and Kreed are nonverbal teens with autism, making friends hasn’t always been easy for them. Now that they have each other,...
Autism Acceptance: Don't Stop Believin'

Autism Acceptance: Don't Stop Believin'

Liane Kupferberg Carter  04. 3.2015
Two days before our 19-year-old autistic son Mickey leaves for sleep away camp, he asks to get a haircut. No big deal, right? But 15 years...
A Birthday Dinner, Autism Style

A Birthday Dinner, Autism Style

Jennifer Lovy  04. 2.2015
When his sixth birthday rolled around, he was going through a phase where restaurants were too loud, too dark or too much fire (it's amazing...
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