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World Autism Awareness Day

What Is It Like to Have a Brother With Autism?

Katie Chodosh | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Katie Chodosh

Over the years, the way I talk and think about Jake has changed. Siblings can sometimes feel like the forgotten carer and so I was recently asked by Ambitious About Autism for tips and tricks for siblings growing up with someone with autism. Here are my top picks:

On World Autism Awareness Day, Thoughts On Parenting A Son With Autism

Alex Ellis | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Alex Ellis

Being autistic, like being left handed, says very little about who we arewe still often have an instinctive wariness about difference -- especially when we are in groups and when we are still developing our own identity. Our own insecurities can limit us.

In This Grandmother's Life, Every Day is World Autism Awareness Day

Laurie Levy | Posted 05.31.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

When I used to think about autism, I pictured Dustin Hoffman in the movie Rain Man. It made no sense to me that my grandchildren, who are so affectionate and connected with me, fit that model.

World Autism Awareness Day 2nd April 2015

David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T.

Well, the countdown to World Autism Awareness Day 2nd April 2015 has been going on for the past ten months, and things are starting to hot up as the preparations for this event approach their conclusion.

When Autism Advocacy Meets Southern Politics and NASCAR

Lorri Shealy Unumb | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Lorri Shealy Unumb

The work began a little over 10 years ago after my firstborn son Ryan was diagnosed with severe autism.

The Light of Awareness: Autism Awareness Day and the Search for Avonte

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 06.02.2014 | New York
Shoshana Greenberg

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, a day when autism organizations raise awareness of people on the autism spectrum with the hope that more people will be aware every day. For a few months last fall, New Yorkers were.

More Autism: Run Faster, Do More

Areva Martin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Areva Martin

In trying to find the best in health care and education for Marty, I have met hundreds of African-American boys and girls like him -- kids who are misunderstood, marginalized and written off as unproductive and incapable of learning. These disparities are nothing new.

18 Things I've Learned Now That My Son With Autism Is Turning 18

Hannah Brown | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Once your child is diagnosed with autism, you find out who your real friends are, and who the staunchest allies in your family are.

1 in 68

Mary McLaughlin | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Mary McLaughlin

1 in 68 does not mean that autism is an enemy that needs to be conquered. 1 in 68 means that we need educational systems that truly meet the needs of a population that learns differently.

What It Also Means to Raise an Autistic Child

Brenda Rothman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Parents
Brenda Rothman

For many years, we didn't travel or attend gatherings. It was too exhausting for Jack. He had to process new environments, decipher voices talking at the same time, recognize faces, absorb emotions and respond to unexpected sounds, lights and movements. It cost him too much energy.

Playground Progress

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Kimberly Abbott

My heart swelled and broke simultaneously. I wanted to help him and had to resist approaching the ringleader to ask if my boy could play too. Even though he is only five and -- hopefully -- far from the years that my mere existence will utterly embarrass him, I knew he didn't want me to interfere.

Eric Cantor Unveils Plan To Redirect Public Campaign Funds To Pediatric Research

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has announced plans to introduce a bill that would redirect federal funds to pediatric research at the Natio...

How Labels Fail Our Kids

Ellen Seidman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

When people figure that Max has autism because he looks or acts a certain way, or when people think that kids with autism are like Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, they presume to know what our children are like -- which does our kids a major disservice.

6 Awesome Apps for World Autism Awareness Day

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

These six apps and sites are a few of the communication and social interaction tools that can be fun and effective for kids with autism.

7 Myths About Autism It's Time to Put to Rest

Hannah Brown | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Let's move on and put these myths to rest so we'll have more to celebrate next year on Autism Awareness Day.

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.

10 Things We Know About Autism That We Didn't Know a Year Ago

Geraldine Dawson | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Geraldine Dawson

Just two decades ago, autism was a mysterious and somewhat obscure disorder, commonly associated with the movie Rain Man and savantism. It affected an estimated 1 in 5,000 children. How times have changed.

Why These Grandparents Have Taken Up The Fight Against Autism

Grown And Flown | Posted 06.02.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

In this country, one in 88 kids is afflicted with autism -- for boys, it's one in 54. I could not understand why the country wasn't screaming. How could that be?

5 Facts Autism Families Want President Obama to Know

Hannah Brown | Posted 01.07.2013 | Parents
Hannah Brown

I was one of the millions who voted for you, and as the mother of a teenage boy with autism, I am grateful that you did so much in your first term to help families coping with autism.

Go Blue! No, Not For U-M, For Autism Awareness

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.02.2012 | Detroit

As Michigan lawmakers get set to enact legislation improving health care coverage for people suffering from autism, state landmarks will change color ...

How We Can Collectively Stop Losing Our Children To Autism

Jenny McCarthy | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Jenny McCarthy

We can either continue to collectively stand on the sidelines and debate what is causing autism and if it is an epidemic or we can get on the field and start addressing the real problem -- a generation of children with autism.

5 Ways You Can Take Action On World Autism Awareness Day

Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact

One in 88 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disability that more children will be diagnosed with this year than with chil...

Autistic Artist Expresses Emotion Through Painting

ARTINFO | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts

My name is Taylor Crowe, I'm 29 years old, I have autism, and I'm an artist. I also travel the country giving presentations about what life with autis...

Connecting The Dots: Autism Awareness

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home
Alison Rose Levy

Our health scientific research model studies one substance at a time, yet people are exposed to and retain many chemicals and other kinds of toxins.

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.