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The Impact Walking for Autism Can Have on Our Community

On behalf of Autism Speaks I was given the wonderful opportunity to speak at the kickoff for the Greater Morris Area Walk Now for Autism Speaks kickoff at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, New Jersey! During my talk [...]

By |September 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Impact Walking for Autism Can Have on Our Community

This is What It’s Like to Have a Brother with Autism

Natalie Breen, 22, is an autism advocate who graduated from Suffolk University and currently works at HubSpot in Cambridge. Natalie recently launched her own website to document her experience with autism and as a place to aggregate career resources for [...]

By |August 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on This is What It’s Like to Have a Brother with Autism

Incredible Writer Talks Having a Son with Autism and The Blog That Went Viral

Lauren Casper is the founder of the popular blog, laurencasper.com, where she shares her thoughts on life, parenting, and faith. She contributes regularly to the Autism Speaks website and The Mighty website, and has had numerous articles syndicated by The Huffington Post, The Today Show, and several other publications. Lauren takes great joy [...]

By |July 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

5 Celebrity Moms Who Have a Child with Autism

As the numbers of autism increase, there are many celebrity names coming out to share their experiences about having a child with autism. Here are some of the biggest names and some highlights of what they are doing today in [...]

By |July 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

12 Things You Should Never Say to Someone with Autism

When I speak around the country about growing up with autism to different organizations, schools, businesses, etc. it's always often a surprise to people to hear that I'm on the autism spectrum. When I was a kid I was considered on [...]

By |July 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|3 Comments

10 Inspiring Temple Grandin Quotes Everyone Should Know

During my time as a disability advocate and professional speaker on the autism spectrum I've come up with several quotes including "Autism can't define me. I define autism." & "Autism doesn't come with an instruction guide. It comes with a [...]

By |July 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Inspiring Temple Grandin Quotes Everyone Should Know

10 Celebrity Dads Who Have A Child With Autism

With over 3.5 million Americans currently on the autism spectrum, more and more celebrity parents in our community have come out about having a child with autism. Not only have these dads took action to make a difference in their [...]

By |July 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|7 Comments

The Impact Katy Perry Has Had on Autism Awareness

There may not be a bigger celebrity in the music game today than pop-sensation Katy Perry. Many may not know this but Katy has had both a direct and indirect impact in our autism community in the past several years… [...]

By |July 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Why Everyone in Our Autism Community is Talking About “Inside Out”

One of the best-reviewed movies this year has started a pivotal conversation in our community about autism and emotions. What many critics are saying will be a lock to win the Oscar for best animated feature in February, “Inside Out” [...]

By |July 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Everyone in Our Autism Community is Talking About “Inside Out”

Wyndham Worldwide’s Autism Awareness Event Shares That ‘Different is Beautiful’

For Autism Awareness Month I was given the wonderful opportunity by my my dear friend Paul Cash, Vice President of General Counsel at Wyndham Exchange and Rentals to share my story of living with autism with Wyndham Worldwide's employees. During our [...]

By |May 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wyndham Worldwide’s Autism Awareness Event Shares That ‘Different is Beautiful’