Meet Ross Edelstein – Autistic Researcher

By Aliyah Rich   Public areas like museums and cultural centers are growing and learning to be more accessible for people with disabilities like autism. A researcher named Ross Edelstein helps bring more inclusion for people  who are visiting museums.    Ross Edelstein has worked with museums in Indianapolis, Indiana. To educate museums about accessibility… Continue reading Meet Ross Edelstein – Autistic Researcher

Sensory-friendly clothes by Target

Sensory-Friendly Gets a Corporate Stamp of Approval Just last week, Target announced the launch of a new collection of…drumroll please…sensory-friendly Cat & Jack clothes! (If you aren’t a Target regular like yours truly, Cat & Jack is Target’s signature kids clothing line. Affordable, fun, and now extra comfy for all kiddos!) I’m excited about this Continue Reading…

Meet Our Artistic, Creative, Friendly Summer Intern!

All About Me: I’m Hanna. I am 19 years old. I went to John Hersey High School of School District 214 for five years. August 21st will be my first day of the Life program at Forest View School also in district 214. I love art and animation a lot, but I also love to Continue Reading…

Autism Tourism – Hoping Airport Accessibility ‘Takes Off’

My husband, son, and I just got home from a wonderful weekend visiting ‘Grandma Mimi’ and ‘Papa’ in Minnesota. As we walked through the Minneapolis airport on our way back to Chicago, I noticed a sign that talked about all of the accessibility programs that are offered. The supports ranged from therapy dogs and art Continue Reading…

Autism from A Different Lens, but A Better View

One of the best parts about this job from a marketer’s perspective is that I get to read your stories and truly listen to what the autism community has to say. And after going through what feels like a plethora of Facebook posts which consisted of inspirational quotes, autism related articles, and an inside look Continue Reading…

Employment for Adults with Autism – Can Strengths Become A Career?

The other weekend, I was lucky enough to attend an amazing one-man show – the actor performed six monologues, ranging from Shakespeare to Waiting for Guffman to Antz. The actor’s facial expressions and gestures were spot on, he didn’t miss a single word, and his comedic timing was impeccable. Most impressive to me was his Continue Reading…

Delta Launches New Calming Room at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport

Traveling can always be a little difficult and stressful for all of us, but for individuals who are on the autism spectrum traveling can be more overwhelming than usual. Providing an escape from the rest of the noise of a typical airport – this new autism accessibility initiative in Atlanta is set to provide a Continue Reading…

Gaining A Raw Glimpse Into Life with Autism

On what was supposed to just be a classroom assignment has now turned into a viral, vulnerable, and touching poem created by a boy on the the autism spectrum. Ten year old Benjamin Giroux wrote a poem titled “I am”. After his parents read the poem it turned into something more for his family – Continue Reading…

Sesame Street is Rockin’ Phase Two of Their Autism Initiative [New Videos]

Photo Credit: Sesame Street In continuing to celebrate the uniqueness of every child on the autism spectrum, Sesame Street’s phase two initiative from last October – “See Amazing in All Children” was just released last week. After receiving positive reviews and feedback about phase one of the initiative. Phase two includes a jam packed video Continue Reading…

Autism Accessibility Today and Every Day

As everyone in the autism community knows, today is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). This one day is an awesome reminder of how many lives are impacted by autism – individuals on the spectrum, their families, educators, therapists, and the community that supports them. As a sibling of a brother with autism, this one day Continue Reading…