President Trump Believes Vaccines Cause Autism, His Own Experts Disagree

Anti-vaxxers have a friend in the White House, but President Trump’s own experts disagree that vaccines are unsafe. With the election of President Donald Trump, anti-vaxxers now have a sympathetic ear in the White House, heading federal agencies with the power to change the narrative on vaccine safety. According to The Independent, during a meeting with leaders of the anti-vaccine movement during …

Man with autism sets record hiking in Smoky Mountains

A Tennessee man has become the first person living with autism to hike all 900 miles of trails at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Garan Moore of Cosby, Tennessee, took up walking the trails with his mother, Theresa, after the two began a quest to lose weight. Now 25-years-old, Moore weighed over 300 pounds just six years ago. “We …

17 Children’s Books That Promote Understanding Of Autism

These books foster awareness and empathy for kids on the spectrum. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1 in 59 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Yet despite improvements, people with autism are still relatively underrepresented in the realm of film, TV and literature. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we compiled …

7 Ways To Support Families Through a New Autism Diagnosis

I am an autism mom. This is a new statement for me. You see, we’ve only had our diagnosis for two months. Of course, the diagnosis came as no surprise, and yet, it still feels so new. I’ve just been officially inducted to the disability community with a life-long membership. As my husband and I are coming to terms with this, we …