A mom looks back eleven years ago when her 4-year-old son was diagnosed with autism. Dealing with feelings of anger and despair, she found relief by seeing a counselor. She urges parents to take care of themselves or they may become depressed, destroy their marriages, and neglect their other kids.
When your child with Autism needs tonsil and adnoid surgery, here is a step-by-step guide for parents packed full of information about what to expect. From surgery to recovery, 10 things to know.
Bullying is an elusive problem affecting children on the spectrum more frequently than typical peers with potentially serious consequences.
When my 4-year-old son was diagnosed with autism, I worried about his future. Could he attend public school, go to college, and get a job? Given his limited social skills, though, the thing I worried about most was whether he'd have friends. With my help, he most definitely did!
How many times have you spoken without thinking? I have done it more times than I am proud of. While it was never my intent to hurt anyone's feelings, somehow I did so anyway. Maybe we all need to stop, slow down and think about what we are going to say before we say it.
There are many challenges to parenting a child with autism, and it all takes its toll. Here, we list some of the biggest issues faced by SEND parents today.
When you have autism, life can be tough even on a good day. Vacations can seem like an impossible dream. But here are some easy steps to help your family enjoy a Disney World vacation.
It can be difficult to lure our spectrum children away from their computers. Here are a few ideas to help find some fun beyond the screen.
Being a parent is hard work. Throw autism into the mix and it becomes exhausting. Here are a few things that parents of ASD children what the world to know.
Parents of children with Asperger's syndrome (high-functioning autism) must put extra time and effort into planning for the holidays. Helping your child prepare for each upcoming event can help prevent sensory overload and meltdowns.
Sometimes it is difficult for a child on the spectrum to understand empathy. The holiday season is the perfect time to teach them to care for others.
Parenting a child on the spectrum can be a challenge. Go with your gut and don't worry about what others think. Know that you are doing the best that you can.
The school dance can be a right of passage for many teens. Children on the autism spectrum can find this big event overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help navigate those rough waters.
The mom of a child with autism recalls the insenstive comments that magnified her grief. While most people were well-intentioned, anti-vaxxers felt the need to lecture her about vaccinations and everyone seem compelled to tell her about their cousin, aunt, friend, or neighbor who also had autism.