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The Day That Changed Our Family
April 2, 2014

So it was a routine 2yr check up. The doctor had me fill out a questionnaire. I didn’t pay much attention to it. Looking back I never had the “I knew something was wrong” feeling so many other mothers reported. I expected his speech would be delayed by a previous..

My Autism Story
August 6, 2013

Submitted by Meredith Walling My Autism Story is a story of love and hate, of acceptance and inspiration, and of hard work and sacrifice. I am a teacher of exceptional students, at this point, exclusively students with autism. From my earliest days, I vowed to become a teacher. I began..

Holding Autism By The Hand And Learning To Let Go
July 22, 2013

Submitted by Ellie DeLano When my son David and I first started coming to the playground, he wouldn’t play on the equipment. He only wanted to climb up on the bench, walk its length, and then jump back down. He couldn’t step up by himself, so I had to be..

Mom on a Mission
July 17, 2013

Submitted by Kathleen Cancro This is my story, the story of how Fill-A-Need Foundation came to be. My name is Katie and I am a mother of three beautiful children. My oldest has Autism. Like most families, my husband and I didn’t know what steps to take to help our..

Our Ray of Sunshine
July 15, 2013

Submitted by Lisa When my husband and I had our firstborn child, autism or Aspergers was never anything that ever crossed our minds. He seemed every bit as normal to us. My nephew who is a month older than our nicholas seemed to be progressing a lot faster than Nick…

What I Have Learned
July 14, 2013

Submitted by Paige Aidyn has taught me many things throughout his short 4 years of life. He was diagnosed with Autism when he was almost 2; and although we were fairly sure that’s what we were dealing with, it was still life-changing. It’s as if all of your hopes and..

Sweet Summertime
June 28, 2013

While most parents and children rejoice at the thought of summer, it may be difficult trying to accommodate summertime activities for children with autism. Traveling may be difficult and finding destinations for the family that are autism friendly can be a challenge. Don’t despair! We would like to share some..

Hope for Awareness
June 27, 2013

Submitted by Ember Nevill I was blessed with three healthy children. Although I am not directly affected by autism within my own family, I have several friends who are. It’s interesting that I never really understood how autism affects their day-to-day lives until I connected with Susan and Glenn Wood..