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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...
26 Gorgeous Photos That Shatter Autism Stereotypes

26 Gorgeous Photos That Shatter Autism Stereotypes

Jessica Samakow  04. 2.2015
"Autism means looking at the world through a magnificent set of lenses only he can provide," says mom Megan Kuecher, whose son is on the...
What Does Autism Awareness Even Mean?

What Does Autism Awareness Even Mean?

Carrie Cariello  04. 1.2015
Without you, autism awareness is an exclamation without a point, or a balloon without enough air. It is lacking. Because without you, the...
One Mom's Plan To Make Getting Dressed Easier For Kids With Autism

One Mom's Plan To Make Getting Dressed Easier For Kids With Autism

Kira Brekke  03.31.2015
In a conversation with HuffPost Live on Monday, mom Lauren Thierry said that something as "seemingly mundane" as getting dressed in the...
An Insider's Look into Autism: Alongside Her Autistic Students, Behavioral Coordinator Kim Ceccarelli Is Also Learning

An Insider's Look into Autism: Alongside Her Autistic Students, Behavioral Coordinator Kim Ceccarelli Is Also Learning

Nancy Rappaport  05. 2.2014
By necessity, caring adults need to become detectives, analyzing what is taking place before the behavior (whether crying, screaming, biting,...
17 Photos Of Children That Show What Autism Is Really All About

17 Photos Of Children That Show What Autism Is Really All About

Mandy Velez  04.29.2014
Recent statistics collected by the Center for Disease Control say that 1 in 68 children are on the autism spectrum. But as anyone who has...
Listening to Autism: From Awareness to Communion

Listening to Autism: From Awareness to Communion

Vanessa Contopulos  04.28.2014
I have grown weary of the word "awareness." It connotes a kind of distant observation; a somewhat disengaged knowledge of rather than communion...
My Family's Adventures With Autism

My Family's Adventures With Autism

Denise Henry  04.28.2014
My family's adventures with autism are far from over. I know there are going to be many more situations that will be frustrating and confusing....

Autism, Stigma and Murder

Michelle Sutton  04.25.2014
April. Autism Awareness Month. And another murder. Sixteen-year-old autistic boy Robert Robinson was murdered by his mother, who then killed...
15 Things I'm Aware Of As The Mother Of A Son With Autism

15 Things I'm Aware Of As The Mother Of A Son With Autism

Allie Smith  04.24.2014
I know there's some really bad stuff that goes along with having a child with autism. But I'm also aware that there's an abundance of...
Tools for Peace: The Power and Know-How to Address Bullying and School Violence

Tools for Peace: The Power and Know-How to Address Bullying and School Violence

Areva Martin  04.23.2014
Students also need help! Both those who are bullied and those subjected to bullying need guidance and assistance in order to address root...
Autism and Anxiety: Common Companions

Autism and Anxiety: Common Companions

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.  04.11.2014
Living on the spectrum comes with daily challenges for the child, his parent, and his teachers. Here are some tips that can help a child...
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