49 Photos That Show What Autism Looks Like

49 Photos That Show What Autism Looks Like

While no two stories are identical, these parents wish for what everyone wants for their children: acceptance and joy.


Why 'high functioning' autism is so challenging

The fact is that life with severe autism is extraordinarily difficult. And logic would suggest that people on the high end of the spectrum have it easy—as do their families and teachers. But the reality is quite different.

The subtle brilliance of Sesame Street's first episode starring an autistic Muppet

Sesame Street encourages prosocial, cooperative behavior among children. That's exactly what the show's autism initiative is seeking to do: model sensitive, cooperative behavior for neurotypical kids.

New documentary highlights how golf can help autistic children

The documentary profiles three families who are part of the Brooklyn Junior Autistic Golfers Academy, which provides interactive golf lessons for children on the autism spectrum.


Watch this incredible artist draw a whole city from memory
National Geographic

Diagnosed with autism at age three, Stephen Wiltshire is now famous for producing highly detailed scenes after just a brief glance.

White House lights it up blue for World Autism Awareness Day
Autism Speaks

Fulfilling a promise made in 2016 by Donald Trump to the late Suzanne Wright, co-founder of Autism Speaks, the White House joined hundreds of iconic landmarks around the globe to Light It Up Blue on April 2 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.

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