Dear Fellow Mom, I Need Your Friendship as I Parent a Child With a Disability

When I became a mom, my life changed in expected and unexpected ways. I never imagined having all boys, coming from a female-heavy family. And I certainly never imagined having a sweet boy with autism.  His extraordinary life has helped transform me in ways I never knew possible. But this journey has also opened floodgates of challenges, leaving me with a new definition …

The Empire State Building will Light It Up Blue on April 2

For the ninth straight year, New York’s most iconic landmark, the Empire State Building, will Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2018 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. This 102-story skyscraper was constructed in March, 1930 and opened on May 1, 1931. It held the title of World’s Tallest Building for nearly 40 years – the longest run of any tower …

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 …