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Author: 
Marina Sarris
Posted: 
July 2, 2015

When their child is diagnosed with autism, parents may be told by well-meaning people about all the things that may be harder for their child to accomplish. Rarely do they hear about the things that their child will do as well as everyone else – or perhaps better. Music may be one of those things. 

Author: 
Marina Sarris
Posted: 
September 16, 2014

Time was short. It was August, and we needed to prepare a "back to school" article for the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) website. We needed to talk to some experienced parents about how to prepare students with autism for a new school year. Who did we call?

Author: 
Marina Sarris
Interactive Autism Network at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Posted: 
May 19, 2014

No one likes to be called a helicopter parent, that species of hovering mom or dad who is overly involved in their children's lives. But what happens when you have a child with autism, a child who does need more help?

Author: 
Marina Sarris
Interactive Autism Network at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Posted: 
March 6, 2014

Julia is calm and matter-of-fact whenever she talks about the challenges of raising a son with autism. But when she spoke of her experience taking her son to church, she cried.