From educating yourself to understanding and overseeing your child's therapies--five tips to ensure your child with autism thrives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bullying is an elusive problem affecting children on the spectrum more frequently than typical peers with potentially serious consequences.
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.
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.
The mom of an autistic son recalls the insensitive comments that magnified her grief after her son's diagnosis. 1 child in every 40 is on the spectrum so we need to be more sensitive about what we say to parents who are hurting.
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.
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 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!