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To Sia, From An Autistic Entertainment 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|Comments Off on To Sia, From An Autistic Entertainment Consultant

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

New Children’s Book Encourages Kids To Include Those With Autism

This is my review of blogger Deidra Darst new book Artie is Awesome that you can purchase now on Amazon here. Here is a link to Deidra’s Teachers pay Teachers site with Artie materials as well. Would you like me [...]

By |August 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Children’s Book Encourages Kids To Include Those With Autism

Nonverbal High Schooler Gives Graduation Speech With Assistive Technology

How awesome is this?! Ahmed Ali, a 21-year-old nonverbal student attending a transition program in the Minneapolis Public School system gave the ceremony speech using a text to speech program. You can listen to a clip of Ahmed’s speech below… [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nonverbal High Schooler Gives Graduation Speech With Assistive Technology

Despite Losing My Speech At 18-Months-Old I’m Now About To Graduate From College

This guest post is by Joshua Mack, a young man on the autism spectrum. Jared is applying for our Spring 2017 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference. You can read more about the organization and how to [...]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Despite Losing My Speech At 18-Months-Old I’m Now About To Graduate From College

This Wonderful Mom Is Helping Us Understand The Entire Spectrum Of Autism

This guest Q&A is with Kate Swenson who is the mother to two amazing little boys. Her son Cooper is on the severe end of the spectrum. She shares a glimpse into her secret world through videos at Finding Cooper’s Voice. [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on This Wonderful Mom Is Helping Us Understand The Entire Spectrum Of Autism

This Amazing Dad Is Inspiring Our Autism Community Through His Advocacy

This guest Q&A is with Anthony Ardolino, the proud father of Anthony Luca, a handsome 9-year-old on the autism spectrum. Despite being nonverbal, Anthony continues to communicate by using his iPad as a speaking device. Anthony said that one of [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on This Amazing Dad Is Inspiring Our Autism Community Through His Advocacy

VIDEO: Dad has heartfelt conversation with his nonverbal son who has autism

Shawn Garan, a father who has been featured on websites such as Autism Speaks shared a beautiful video of him having a conversation with his nonverbal son, Max. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBtv8pvUTMs Shawn writes about the video in the description of his Youtube [...]

By |August 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on VIDEO: Dad has heartfelt conversation with his nonverbal son who has autism

Nonverbal Boy’s Interaction at Disney With Snow White Will Melt Your Heart

Jackson, a 2-year-old boy who is nonverbal and has autism just had the time of his life on a Disney vacation! Jackson who ignored many of the other Disney characters in Walt Disney World had a change when he saw [...]

By |May 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nonverbal Boy’s Interaction at Disney With Snow White Will Melt Your Heart

The three words I wish I could’ve told my parents when I was nonverbal

The day my parents were told I had autism was one of the scariest days of their lives. NOT because I wasn’t capable of doing amazing things in this world, but because of the uncertainty that an autism diagnosis brings [...]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments