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Autism Speaks | Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Essays

Getting So Close – Autism Speaks

~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ I am trying to get my son to shave. Ever since he was in seventh grade, he has grown a phenomenal beard; a dense thicket of wiry red bristles. After eight hours, a shadow appears. In two days, a low growth spreads across his […]

Nantucket Essays

Different, Not Less

He is no longer a boy. His beard comes in thick and red, as if Finn McCool were to come back up those Irish rocks and sit with us at the Papa Gino’s. He has grown taller than his parents and has grown stronger than both. When he bounces off […]

Nantucket Events

Walk Now for Autism Speaks This Saturday

This Saturday, August 17, Walk Now for Autism Speaks will take place at Jetties Beach. This fundraising walk is a fun-filled, family friendly event that is a powerful force to fund vital research into autism spectrum disorders. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S., and Autism Speaks […]

Nantucket Essays

Why I Walk

by Robert P. Barsanti I attended the funeral in Hillsboro, New Hampshire recently. My uncle, Nandy, had died relatively unexpectedly at age 88, at the end of a long laughing life.  Those who had survived gathered up in a small church in the hills of central New Hampshire to try […]

Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Nantucket Events

Family Day at the Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum

In addition to surfing and sailing lessons, fashion camp, theater performances and harbor cruises, the Nantucket Autism Speaks Resource Center has partnered with the Egan Maritime Institute this summer to offer two opportunities at the Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum for families of individuals with any special need.  Sunday, July 14 […]