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Articles that focus on standing up for people with autism; includes individuals, groups, non-profits, fundraisers, etc. who actively fight for and support spreading awareness and creating an understanding. Includes legal fights supporting people on the spectrum.

How One Restaurateur Makes Eating Out Autism-Friendly

How One Restaurateur Makes Eating Out Autism-Friendly

Restaurant owner Andrew Iredale could hardly be described as a zealous revolutionary. He certainly doesn’t look like one. But he has introduced a radical shake-up in the way that his eatery welcomes autism-affected families—one in which campaigners hope other restaurateurs will now follow suit. As the father of Josh, an eight-year-old boy with autism, Andrew… Continue Reading

Erasing the Prejudice – Are People on the Spectrum Really More Violent?

Erasing the Prejudice – Are People on the Spectrum Really More Violent?

An Interview with Dr. Tony Attwood, PhD, AS/ASD expert As the mother of a Spectrum Teen, I am becoming concerned about prejudice against persons with Autism Spectrum/Autism Spectrum Disorder (AS/ASD) because of three shootings that occurred in the U.S. where the shooters were identified as having AS. As a mother, I want to protect and… Continue Reading

The Never Ending Battle for Autism Rights – A Special Interview with Civil Rights Attorney Areva Martin

The Never Ending Battle for Autism Rights – A Special Interview with Civil Rights Attorney Areva Martin

A civil rights lawyer and autism mom talks about the importance of advocacy, work-life balance and the potentially groundbreaking lawsuit in which she’s representing the parents of an autistic child. Nationally recognized autism advocate and civil rights attorney Areva Martin is also mom to Marty, who has autism. Here, she gives advice on how to… Continue Reading

Winning the Fight for Autism

Winning the Fight for Autism

Every time the professional fighters meet their opponents in the ring and the octagon, they must focus on their personal strengths – from physical and mental toughness to psychological and emotional drive. It’s all about being a warrior. Christian Mitchell, founder and president of Fighting for Autism, feels much the same way. An autism awareness… Continue Reading

The Right for Autism Services for U.S. Military Families

Autism Services for Military Families by Leslie Burby   If America is the “home of the free and the brave” – shouldn’t “the brave” and their families receive the necessities that they need?  There are fundraisers and drives to supply the soldiers with military equipment, boots, food and electronics to communicate with the loved ones… Continue Reading