Experience 60 seconds of how it feels to live with autism.

Sensory sensitivity is just one battle someone with autism may face every day. Certain things can drive me up a wall. Like the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet. Share Make it stop already! GIFs via the National Autistic Society/YouTube. Or deafening, nonstop police sirens outside my window that just. won’t. quit. Share Nope, nope, nope. That’s why a video made by the U.K.-based National Autistic Society really struck …

Mom and Former Police Officer Creates App to Help Police Interact With People on the Spectrum

Less than a year ago, Stephanie Cooper started Autism Law Enforcement Response Training (ALERT), a nonprofit training program for police officers that provides officers with sensory kits designed to help autistic people. In that time, Cooper has trained more than 1,000 officers in four states. Now Cooper is taking her mission one step further through AutismTalk App — an interactive communication …

Amazon makes ‘Prime’ costume come to life for girl with autism

Every year, Molly starts worrying about what she will be for Halloween while still on summer vacation. It’s truly her favorite holiday. This September, she finally came across a picture of a costume she wanted to be: Amazon Prime. Think the classic Transformer “Optimus Prime,” but made from Amazon boxes. Molly’s designs for her “Amazon Prime” Halloween costume.   (Photo: Jamie Ryan) Molly …