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A Letter to Channing Tatum Who Supported This Woman with Autism’s Talk Show

Dear Channing Tatum, When I first learned that Carly Fleischmann, a 21-year-old nonverbal woman on the autism spectrum wanted to start a talk show host called “Speechless with Carly Fleischmann” I was SO excited for her. Later, when I heard [...]

By |May 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Letter to Channing Tatum Who Supported This Woman with Autism’s Talk Show

Santa Event Raises Over $8,000 for Scholarships for Students with Autism!

Our 2nd Annual Autism-Friendly Santa Event @ Santa’s Elf Factory was a huge hit for our community! Taking place on the weekend of Dec 5-6 and Dec 12-13 at Jersey City Museum, we welcomed over 400 kids for some holiday [...]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Santa Event Raises Over $8,000 for Scholarships for Students with Autism!

Cage Built in School to “Calm Down” Boy with Autism

A school principal in Canberra, Australia received national scrutiny for allowing school funds to build a classroom cage for a 10-year-old boy with autism. The cage was used as a place to “calm down” the child and was only used [...]

By |December 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cage Built in School to “Calm Down” Boy with Autism

70 Million Reads Later: ‘The Mighty’ is Changing the Way We Look at Disability and Disease

This guest Q&A is from Mike Porath the founder and CEO of The Mighty. He got his start in journalism at ABC News, where he was the network’s first overseas digital reporter and was awarded the Society of Professional Journalist’s [...]

By |October 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 70 Million Reads Later: ‘The Mighty’ is Changing the Way We Look at Disability and Disease

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

A Letter to Nike on Their First Shoes for People with Disabilities

Dear Nike, A while back I read a blog on the inspirational website The Mighty about you coming out with a shoe for people with disabilities. As someone who has struggled with motor difficulties due to autism, I was very [...]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Letter to Nike on Their First Shoes for People with Disabilities

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”

15 Things I’d Like Teachers to Understand About People with Special Needs

I wrote this blog after being inspired by a piece I saw on The Mighty titled “35 Secrets of Being a Special Needs Parent.” I know there are a lot of individuals in our community especially educators who want to [...]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 15 Things I’d Like Teachers to Understand About People with Special Needs

National Speaker with Autism Advocates for Those with Special Needs

I have a question for you today... Who do you call retarded? Monday night, I was invited to speak at The College of New Jersey to kick off their "Spread the Word to End the Word" Week to discuss my personal [...]

By |March 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Speaker with Autism Advocates for Those with Special Needs