As a kid, Grandin would make forts and dioramas out of cardboard. She wants today's young people to similarly invent things with their hands.
One killed bill would have allowed the use of medical marijuana to treat autism spectrum disorders.
"Just Elliot' tells the story of a young boy with autism as a way for more typical kids to understand how it feels.
Coloradan Hal Walter helps his son compete as a middle-school runner. He says, "I used to think winning meant first place. Then (my son) taught me it also can mean something else."
In his film about living with autism, Andy Kwiatkowski of Colorado Springs tries to explain the challenges he faces to people unfamiliar with the condition.
Benjamin Tarasewicz has autism. He recently spoke at a TEDx Mile High youth event about what his life is like.
Hal Walter is dad to a kid who sees the world very differently than he does. That doesn't stop the two from sharing a love for burros.
A nonprofit in Colorado Springs hires people with autism who prepare electronics equipment for recycling. The company has found many people with the condition have an innate ability to do this kind of work.