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Man with autism is recycling crayons for school in need

The guest blog post is by Sheila Morovati,  mother of 2 children and the founder & president of Crayon Collection. Her work highlights habits of waste through the collection and redistribution of the 150 million like-new crayons that restaurants throw away each year. She is proud to know that the Crayon Collection model she created lends itself to give so many …

Boy Scout with Autism and Down Syndrome Stripped of His Badges

15-year-old Logan Blythe has autism and Down syndrome. He is also a passionate Boy Scout in a local chapter in Utah, and, up until a few weeks ago, he was working on becoming an Eagle Scout. However, his dreams were crushed when the National Parks Council announced that Logan hadn’t truly earned his badges. For the past three years that Logan has …

Kids with autism face unique challenges. These 10 glorious pics capture the victories.

Sometimes our smallest victories aren’t that small at all. “This Is Autism,” a photo series produced by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, illustrates that point beautifully. The photos capture the moment that kids with autism reached their biggest achievements after receiving therapy at the hospital’s Marcus Autism Center. “For many families that have a child with autism, even the simplest milestones are …

16 People With Autism Describe Why Eye Contact Can Be Difficult

For some people on the autism spectrum, making eye contact can be a stressful, distracting and sensory-taxing experience. Far too often, though, outsiders view avoiding eye contact as “rude” or “antisocial,” when this isn’t the case at all. In an effort to better understand how this experience feels for many on the spectrum, The Mighty asked our readers with autism who find eye …

Teen with autism honored as manager of basketball team

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. — For as long as he can remember, Andrew Koppel loved basketball. Since freshman year, he never missed a Lake Zurich home game and got as close to the action as he could. “As a mom with a son with special needs, you worry about your child being accepted,” says Courtney Carlson. She knew her son’s autism …

Why Girls on the Autism Spectrum Often Go Undiagnosed

Did you know that the ratio of girls to boys on the spectrum is 1:5? While it’s hard to say for sure exactly how accurate this ratio is, it’s possible that the number of boys with autism is so much higher than the number of girls partially because the symptoms are simply easier to miss in girls. The outward symptoms …

Looking For An Autism-Friendly Vacation? This Town Wants You To Visit

Vacations provide most people with a much-needed escape from their everyday routines, but for an individual with an autism spectrum disorder, the sights, sounds, and unfamiliarity of a vacation are often anything but relaxing. Thanks to a small, beach-side town in South Carolina, families with children who have autism now have options that promise to minimize these common travel challenges. …