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Dear Sia, Give Us The Opportunity; From, An Autistic Consultant

A few people have contacted me about singer Sia's decision not to cast an autistic actor for a nonverbal autistic character in her new movie 'Music' coming out in 2021 based on my role as an autism entertainment consultant (and [...]

By |November 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Making Friends With Other Autism Parents Helped Me

This guest post by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum and an Autism Family Partner at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Kim is also the author of a blog (autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com) about her two children [...]

By |November 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Life On The Spectrum – A Blessing In Disguise

This guest post is by Connor McCormick, a young man on the autism spectrum who has been accepted into Oklahoma State University and Abilene Christian University where he'll be majoring in Computer Science. Connor is applying for the Spring 2021 Making a [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Life On The Spectrum – A Blessing In Disguise

Adults With Autism Find Employment Creating Gourmet Popcorn

This guest post is by Rachel Cheng from Popcorn for the People, a nonprofit providing meaningful employment for adults on the autism spectrum through the creation of gourmet popcorn. Rachel is applying for our Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People [...]

By |November 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Adults With Autism Find Employment Creating Gourmet Popcorn

Nonverbal Man With Autism Finds Meaningful Employment Making Fire Starters

This guest post is by Katherine and Daniel Toops, Owners of JT FireStarters. Katherine and Daniel are applying for our Supporting Small Businesses That Hire People With Disabilities Grant Opportunity ran by my nonprofit KFM Making A Difference. You can learn more [...]

By |October 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nonverbal Man With Autism Finds Meaningful Employment Making Fire Starters

5 Things That Helped Me When I Was Bullied As An Autistic Child

When I speak in schools either as part of a school assembly or professional development, I often talk about how bullying is one of the biggest epidemics we currently have in the school systems today. Growing up with autism, I [...]

By |October 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Things That Helped Me When I Was Bullied As An Autistic Child

Autistic People Like Me Just Want A Chance To Succeed

My friend Chris Bonello, a fellow public speaker who is on the autism spectrum posted a great quote on his Facebook Page where he discusses an example situation of what the workforce has looked like for him. It said… “Sorry [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Autistic People Like Me Just Want A Chance To Succeed

Accepting Your Child With Autism’s Strengths And Limitations

This guest post by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum and an Autism Family Partner at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Kim is also the author of a blog (autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com)about her two children with [...]

By |September 16th, 2020|Guest Blog|Comments Off on Accepting Your Child With Autism’s Strengths And Limitations

Southwest Airlines Removes 3-Year-Old Autistic Boy From Flight Who Wouldn’t Wear A Face Mask

Alyssa Sadler, an autism mom from Texas was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight after her three-year-old autistic son would not wear a face mask. This goes against the airline’s COVID-19 policy. The mom was quoted saying that the child [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Southwest Airlines Removes 3-Year-Old Autistic Boy From Flight Who Wouldn’t Wear A Face Mask

How This Autistic Actor’s Role on ‘Locke and Key’ Helps Dispel Autism Stereotypes

Has anyone watched Locke & Key? I'm excited to say they were renewed for a second season. After being featured on shows such as ABC’s The Good Doctor and Speechless, Coby Bird, a talented young man who is on the [...]

By |August 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How This Autistic Actor’s Role on ‘Locke and Key’ Helps Dispel Autism Stereotypes