Tell Us Your Story and Inspire Others

Share with us your day to day trials, tribulations as well as joys of raising someone with autism through text, video or photography. We hope that others will be inspired and bring real world stories of autism to the public.

Sponsored by Hospital for Special Care

The Autism Center at Hospital for Special Care is the nation’s first and only Patient Centered Specialty Practice for autism recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its responsiveness to patients, cooperation and integration with other healthcare groups and dedication to continuous improvement.

Stories of Courage and Inspiration

Back of the Church to the Front

Ryan goes to church every Sunday with his parents and family, always sitting in the back with the adults. One Sunday the choir director approaches his parents and asks “how can we get Ryan involved”? So starts Ryan’s move to the front with the other kids in the youth choir, where he finds friends, acceptance […]

Stevie Wonder Concert and Autograph

Eight year old Ryan gets a chance to see his favorite singer, Stevie Wonder, when a friend of his grandmother’ comes through with front row tickets. But it gets better as this friend takes time from his job after the show to get an autograph from Stevie Wonder himself, a prized possession to this day!

Friendship at the Mall

A father takes his son every weekend to the mall to have some “father-son” time and learn about the world while hanging out. They begin stopping in “The Build a Bear” store and get to know one of the staff who greets them every visit. As the father relates, even though they never bought anything […]