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National Autism Awareness Month

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

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

By necessity, caring adults need to become detectives, analyzing what is taking place before the behavior (whether crying, screaming, biting, kicking, or running from the classroom) and how the environment either reinforces the behavior or helps to change it.

Scott Lentine: A Millennial With Autism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

In October 2013, a young man named Scott Lentine reached out to me to share his poetry, which examines his life with autism. At the beginning of 2014, I put Scott's story on my to-do list. With April as the official National Autism Awareness Month, I made a date to reconnect with him.

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.

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.

Matt Ferner

Illegal Pete's 'Smothers Autism' For The Joshua School

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.02.2013 | Denver

April is Autism Awareness Month and for the second year in a row Illegal Pete's is launching their "Smother Autism" campaign to help raise funding for...

Fear of Autism -- Seriously?

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

I've heard there are some school districts afraid to do anything for awareness of National Autism Awareness Month. Their excuses have been they are worried about singling out children in their school that may have autism or afraid a parent may take offense to such an event happening.

Sending An Adult Child With Autism Out Into The World

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 06.05.2012 | Parents
Liane Kupferberg Carter

There's no book for our autistic son Mickey, who is turning 20. No U.S. News and World Report ranking best vocational opportunities.

In My Daughter's Eyes, A Story of Autism

Ann Piccirillo | Posted 06.04.2012 | Parents
Ann Piccirillo

My daughter is autistic and like any emotion, for her love is a learned task. There is a great deal of heartbreak in this; imagine having to teach your own child how to love you.

Finding Friendship, With Autism

Tom Fields-Meyer | Posted 06.04.2012 | Parents
Tom Fields-Meyer

Ezra, who is now 16, had a prodigious memory--particularly for dates and animation trivia--and an extensive knowledge of animals. More important, he was sweet and loving and happy. What he didn't have was friends. Or, apparently, a need for them.

Illegal Pete's To 'Smother Autism' All Month

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.03.2012 | Denver

April is Autism Awareness Month and Illegal Pete's is getting involved. The Colorado burrito restaurant has announced a new campaign called "Smother A...

Starting School, With Autism

Laura Shumaker | Posted 06.03.2012 | Parents
Laura Shumaker

On Matthew's first day of school, I combed his hair and took a picture of him for the scrapbook, hoping that someday I could say, "This picture was taken on your first day of kindergarten, just months before we cured you of autism!"

Life With Autism: Finding Challenging Work

John Elder Robison | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
John Elder Robison

How does an autistic person establish himself or herself in a satisfying career? That's the challenge we all face, and the degree to which we succeed varies quite widely.

Living With Autism: Why I Haven't Let It Stop Me From Building a Career in the Music Industry

50 Tyson | Posted 06.19.2011 | Impact
50 Tyson

My name is 50 Tyson and I am an 18-year-old autistic high school senior. I live in Minneapolis and I have achieved my dream of becoming a rapper despite having autism.

Autism Awareness Month: 9 Poignant Books (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.17.2011 | Books

It's a world that has fascinated so many: the closed universe of the autistic person. Are they thinking? What are they seeing? How are they experienci...