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Making it Through the First Semester as an Autistic Adult

Buy Kerry's nonprofit a cup of coffee here This guest post is by Ashley Fieber, a young woman on the autism spectrum who was accepted into and is attending Furman University. Ashley is applying for the Spring 2021 Making a Difference [...]

By |January 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

100+ People with Autism to Know for Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month (I prefer calling it World Autism Month though)! Over the years there have been countless stories of amazing autism advocates who also happen to be on the autism spectrum. Here are some of my favorites [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|17 Comments

Growing Up With Autism Has Had Its Triumphs And Trials

This guest post is by Dalton Weathersby a young man on the autism spectrum who was accepted into the University of South Carolina where he is Majoring in statistics. Dalton is applying for the Spring 2018 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via [...]

By |May 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Growing Up With Autism Has Had Its Triumphs And Trials

A Joke You Learned Late

Kirby Kellogg is a twenty year old college student, freelance journalist for Belladonna Horror Magazine, and aspiring broadcaster. Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, she’s also her college’s Student Communications Board Chair and a Student Senator. Kirby is currently [...]

By |May 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Joke You Learned Late

This Expert on Adult Autism Has Made a Huge Impact on Our Community

This guest Q&A is with Linda J. Walder who is the Founder and Executive Director of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, the nation's first autism organization to focus exclusively on adult autism since 2002. Linda is passionate about enhancing opportunities [...]

By |December 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on This Expert on Adult Autism Has Made a Huge Impact on Our Community

Temple Grandin Shares About Her Experience with Autism

Dr. Temple Grandin is one of our idols. I've had the wonderful opportunity in the past few years to get to know her along with to keynote with her at a conference to speak about my own personal experiences on [...]

By |November 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Temple Grandin Shares About Her Experience with Autism

When Someone Says ‘I’m Sorry’ Because I Have Autism

Whenever I go to speak at a new venue about my life on the autism spectrum, parents often tell me about their frustration over people saying “I’m sorry” when they tell them their child is on the autism spectrum. This [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When Someone Says ‘I’m Sorry’ Because I Have Autism

When a Peer in High School Told Me I’d ‘Die Alone’

One of the worst bullying experiences I’ve ever encountered happened almost 10-years-ago now but I can still remember it like it was yesterday... I was in high school and, while in the staircase after recess I was having a conversation [...]

By |October 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When a Peer in High School Told Me I’d ‘Die Alone’

When My Mentee Said No Girl Would Ever Date Him Because He Has Autism

It can often feel challenging trying to find a relationship. When you add having difficulties with social interaction due to autism, it may seem impossible. I recently experienced this situation with one of my mentees while we were discussing National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October. [...]

By |October 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When My Mentee Said No Girl Would Ever Date Him Because He Has Autism

A Letter to Employers About The Interview Process From an Adult with Autism

Dear Employers, Employment is a key topic in our autism community.  As national data indicate, the vast majority of adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed today in the U.S. Many of the young adults who I know are highly intelligent [...]

By |August 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Letter to Employers About The Interview Process From an Adult with Autism