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Summer is here! Summer is a fun and exciting time of year, but for some, the changes in routine and environment can present challenges and safety concerns. Autism Speaks has put together resources and advice from the experts to help you adjust to these changes and make the summer safe and enjoyable for all!

Questions about transitioning to summer and summer safety? Join our live chat today


On Thursday, May 31 at 3:30 p.m. ET, Autism Speaks staff members will be hosting a Facebook Live chat to answer your questions about the changes that happen when school is out. For additional resources, contact our Autism Response Team today. Read More

Autism and resistance to changes in daily routine


The changes that take place when summer temperatures rise, such as wearing new clothing, can be difficult for people with autism. In this post, psychologist Stephanie Weber shares some research-based strategies for helping children with autism deal with these changes in daily routine. Read More

Help camps and recreation organizations be more inclusive of kids with autism


Our "Leading the Way" tool kit prepares community organizations like summer camps to integrate youth with autism into existing programs, communicate with parents and train their staff. Share it with programs near you. Read More

Autism and wandering: Parents ask how they can safeguard their child


In this Got Questions post, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network shares insights and advice with the parents of a child with autism prone to wandering towards highways to help keep him safe. Read More

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