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 we learn more from our kids than they do from us. Here are five of the most important lessons I've learned from my child on the autism spectrum.
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!
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.
If you're a parent with a teenager on the autistic spectrum who wants to learn to drive a car, there are resources and trained driver rehabilitation specialists who can help.
From educating yourself to understanding and overseeing your child's therapies--five tips to ensure your child with autism thrives.
My son Leo was diagnosed with autism and my life was forever changed. Here's how our family coped with the realities of my son's autism.
In my previous article, 5 Lessons My Child With Autism Taught Me, I discussed five of the most important lessons I've learned since my son on the autism spectrum came into my life. In this article, I'd like to follow up by mentioning a few of the things we autism moms wish you knew.
Bullying is an elusive problem affecting children on the spectrum more frequently than typical peers with potentially serious consequences.
A mom looks back 11 years ago when her 4-year-old son was diagnosed with autism. Battling feelings of anger and despair, she finally found relief by seeing a therapist. Today, she advises parents to learn from her mistakes by taking good care of themselves, their marriages, and their other kids.
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.
Teaching kids who have autism is not an easy task. Many parents struggle and pay lots of money to applied behaviour analysts, but there are also useful games and activities you can do at home. We can teach our kids through play and by creating activities that they'll enjoy.
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.
Children with autism spectrum disorder can have more trouble sleeping than other children—and that affects the whole family. In this article, I present strategies that helped my son with autism sleep better.
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.