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Kids With Autism

Aspiring Teen Model Proves That Autism Won't Hold Him Back

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 05.19.2016 | OWN

When RJ Peete was diagnosed with autism at age 3, doctors told his parents, Holly and RJ, that their son likely wouldn't achieve much. Back then, RJ w...

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

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents

A class assignment turned into something more for one family after their son wrote a touching poem and gave a peek into life with autism. Benjamin Gi...

Holly Robinson Peete's Answer To Son's Pointed Question, 'Do I Have Autism Still?'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.07.2016 | OWN

Holly Robinson Peete has always been open about her family's experience with autism, following son RJ's diagnosis at age 3. She's talked about her "se...

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

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents

For some kids with autism, even the most seemingly simple tasks and events can be overwhelming. But it can be hard for others to fully comprehend what...

Students Design Backpack To Help Kids With Autism

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.22.2016 | Parents

A new Kickstarter campaign aims to help kids with autism by providing a necessity for school or travel: a backpack. The Nesel Packis a backpack specif...

Holly Robinson Peete Refuses To Use 'Limiting' Language To Describe Her Son

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents

Actress Holly Robinson Peete sat down with HuffPost Live on Wednesday and opened up about the journey her family has faced since her son RJ was diagno...

Mom Petitions To Improve Travel For People With Autism

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents

When mom Beth Joy Papaleo decided to take her toddler daughter who has special needs on a Hawaiian vacation, she made the proper arrangements to ensur...

How One Mom Is Using Military Uniforms To Solve A Problem For Kids With Autism

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.10.2015 | Parents

When Crystal Lyons' toddler son John was diagnosed with autism in July 2014, the South Carolina mom looked into buying him a weighted vest -- a therap...

Autism Acceptance: Don't Stop Believin'

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Liane Kupferberg Carter

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 ago this would have been unthinkable.

Kids With Autism Are More Likely To Have Gastrointestinal Problems

Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 03/30/2015 02:00 PM EDT on LiveScience Children with autism may be more likely to have gastrointestinal problems...

To The People Who Think My Son Doesn't Look Like He Has Autism

Lauren Casper | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Lauren Casper

Did my son seem "normal" to you in the 10 minutes you spent with him? Well, that's nice, because he is normal... he's a sweet, normal, beautiful boy with autism.

Theaters Turn Lights Up, Volume Down At Special Screenings To Make Kids With Autism More Comfortable

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.18.2015 | Good News

A theater company is introducing a new program in an effort to make moviegoing more enjoyable for individuals with autism. Canadian company Cineple...

To My Son's Autism Therapists

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Smith Masterson

I need you to understand that every morning I wake up and hope for a breakthrough, and that every night I go to bed worrying about my son's future. This is a lot of weight to carry.

The Hardest Part Of Autism

Lauren Casper | Posted 02.14.2015 | Parents
Lauren Casper

As much as I sometimes want to, we don't pin a sign to Mareto's shirt explaining his autism. So other people, particularly strangers, give us a lot of attention in the form of staring, dirty looks, snide under-the-breath comments and just overall judgment.

Dear Oakley: An Autism Service Dog Answers Your Questions

Shanell Mouland | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

Dear Oakley, Why should you be allowed in public and in schools? What if my child is allergic to you? What then? Are Kate's needs more important than my child's needs?

Researchers Look At Why Autism Cases Are Increasing

Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 11/03/2014 04:04 PM EST on LiveScience The percentage of children with autism worldwide has increased in recent y...

One Rockin' Woman Who Does It All

Shelly Ulaj | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Shelly Ulaj

Since the inception of Women Empowered, I have come across many women from all walks of life and a considerable number of female entrepreneurs.

Dear Autism Service Dog

Shanell Mouland | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

Can you stand tall and proud as you lead your girl around the grocery store? Are you ready to drive beside her in the van as we make our way to countless therapies and appointments? Are you ready to meet your girl?

That's Mine!Playing Autism Style

Shanell Mouland | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

Kate reaches the carriage before me. Two possible scenarios run through my mind. Either she will immediately remove the toy from the baby's hands while screaming, "That's mine!" at the tiny infant. Or she will emancipate that baby from the carriage itself.

Macrina Cooper-White

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Temple Grandin On How To Thrive With Autism

HuffingtonPost.com | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.29.2014 | Science

At the age of three, Temple Grandin could barely get out a full sentence and doctors diagnosed her with autism, advising her parents that she should b...

No, He's Not Autistic. Only Yes, He Is.

Kathy Glow | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Kathy Glow

The more I saw those puzzle piece magnets, the more I thought about my own child and what a puzzle he was. Such a unique child. No way to describe him. I began to wonder if maybe he would fit under the umbrella.

The Truth About Our Autism

Jessica Woodbury | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Jessica Woodbury

Our autism is no longer a thing that brings me to my knees constantly. It is growing and changing every day.

What My Daughter's Autism Means To Her Older Sister

Janel Mills | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Janel Mills

In the past four years, I've watched these girls go from two girls who were basically indifferent to each other to sisters who run around the house screaming and laughing hysterically over the silly games they've made up together.

Why It Meant The World To Me To See My Daughter Cry

Shanell Mouland | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

The tears you shed that day made me smile, not because I wanted to see you sad, but because I can see that Kate means everything to you and that means everything to me.

Parent Like There's No One Watching

Janel Mills | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Janel Mills

My worst parenting moments, the ones I am least proud of, happened because I was trying to impress a bunch of strangers I'll probably never see again.