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Watch the “Growing Up With Autism” Webinar

On April 27, Autism Speaks partnered with PBS’ This Emotional Life to present a webinar called “Growing Up With Autism.” The webinar featured a panel of scientists, parents, and individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) explaining what it is like “Growing Up with Autism.” Dr. Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D, the Chief Science Officer at Autism Speaks and Research Professor at UNC Chapel Hill led a discussion with Connie Kasari, Ph.D. (UCLA), Holly Robinson Peete, and John Elder Robison, addressing the challenges that face individuals with an ASD and their families as they are initially diagnosed, navigate peer interactions and age out of services as they enter adulthood.

If you missed the webinar, we encourage you to watch it online and share your thoughts.

  1. May 1, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I support the fine work you are doing for all those involved with Autism. As a part of the larger Autism Community, I would like to share with you the very sad news of the passing of Dr. Stanley Greenspan, a pioneer in the field. Whether or not you are in favor of his DIR approach, all will agree that this was a man of service and valor. I invite you to take a look at his website, ICDL Interdisciplinary Council on Learning Development and Disorders.
    I am a Speech Pathologist specializing in Autism, and currently teaching at Long Island University. I am also a fortune doctoral student in Dr. Greenspan’s program.
    If you would like to contact me directly, I can be reached at joysuetrow@aol.com

  2. Lauren Smoke
    May 2, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I think this is such a great organization. I never thought I would want to get involved with something like this. I work for a cancer hospital and have several dear friends and family members die because of this dreaded disease CANCER.
    Now a new battle with my nephew who is dignosed with autism and ADHD.
    It has caused me to cry myself to sleep a many of nights. But faith and standing on God’s promise He will never put more on you than you can bare.
    Please continue the good fight for those who feel silent and have no voice.
    Now I have three causes in my mission to fight for. This is one of the major ones. I want to ensure that he has a quality of life he so deserves.
    My nephew is my joy and I could not have ever received a more precious gift than his birth on Febuary 2, 2002. When ever I feel lonely or down and out he can truly put a smile in my heart.
    I will continue to get the word out and hopefull bring more awareness to this great organization and the dreaded diagnoses of Autism in so many children.

  3. julie williams
    May 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    i have three children with different aspects of adhd and autism ..i myself have shown this in some areas of my personality ..since i have had my children diagnosed this has been a of major interenst in my life and wanting to resolve my diagnosis in myself but no-one wants to listen to me ..i feel very fustrated as i have recognised my symptoms..there fore i am unable to get any support in managing my own son that lives with me as my older children have now left home ,it was only when my son was diagnosed with adhd ..and had him tested for aspergers of which he has some traits including samatic pragmatic disorder ..i have then been able to recognise traits in my older children and myself ..i have researched a great deal on all aspects of adhd and autism ..i have been acused of exageration and a need to want to get a diagnosis ,and am going to great lengths to do so ..i feel this is an insult to my intelligence ..i have always felt that the genetics of adhd and autism are closely linked , other forms of autism are therefore described as being adhd

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