The City of Gresham Shows What It Means To Have An Autism Shift

Popcorn for the People Lets Adults With Autism Excel At Work

Working With Individuals On The Spectrum Will Change You "For The Better"

Blindness and Autism Don't Stop Christopher Duffley From Fulfilling His Mission in Life

A Voice for Autism

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I think it’s safe to say this entire city has had an Autism Shift! Not many people get a life-size bronze statue of themselves created in their lifetime, but Todd Kirnan is so important to the people of Gresham that he was honored with a parade and a statue. And why di...

A gourmet popcorn company is dedicating its profits to creating jobs for adults with autism and development disabilities. Popcorn for the People was founded by the Biers, a Rutgers University professor, and a radiologist. They saw a hole in the market when their son Sa...

I recently got an email from a really incredible organization called the Madison House Autism Foundation that is working to bring light to what it is like for many individuals on the spectrum after they reach the age of 21 and age out of public school supports and tran...

Christopher Duffley said in an interview with ABC News, “Yeah, I have blindness and autism, but it doesn’t stop me!” Christopher became a YouTube star when a video of him singing, “Open the Eyes of My Heart” went viral. It has been viewed millions of times around the w...

Brooke has a goal to be a voice for people with autism, and what an incredible voice it is. She was diagnosed with autism at the age of 9, but her love for music started when she was just a baby. Her father Brett said it was something that calmed her from the beginning...

I watched an incredible documentary shot over six years about a nonverbal young man with autism, DJ “Deej” Savarese, who says, “being included is every kid’s right, it shouldn’t be a lottery.” DJ was abandoned by his birth parents, and without the ability to speak, he...

20-year-old Jack Brait says he is, "making autism great!" Because of his autism he completed one of the world's largest jigsaw puzzles, with over 40,000 pieces, in record time. It is his attention to detail and his ability to stay focused on a task at hand that allowed...

13-year-old Matěj Hošek turned his love of the metro, trams and trolleybuses into an incredible business called MAAPPI. He draws detailed maps that represent the world as he sees it and people are wearing those maps as backpacks, t-shirts, designer dresses and more! Ma...

Doctors told Erik Weber’s mother Sandy that he needed to be institutionalized, that he would never be more than an 18-month-old cognitively. But Erik Weber is now practicing special needs law and fighting to get more oversight and standards for group homes. Sounds like...

As a child Dr. Stephen Mark Shore was nonverbal until age 4, and at the same age he was taking apart watches and putting them back together without leaving any pieces behind.  He says his parents took notice and, "turned away from the closed door of disorder, deficit,...

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