When it comes to autism, there are a number of commonly held misconceptions often believed by the general public.
Tips for Successful outings... Coordinating family activities can be a challenging task for any parent. But when one or more of your children have autism or a developmental disability, a simple walk to the park can become overwhelming, or could even prevent families from enjoying much-needed quality time together. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Director [...]
Taking the "Bite" out of Dental Visits for Children with Autism Dental visits are a pain for most of the kids. The word 'dentist' ticks them off like it is the most terrible thing in the world. But, for children with autism, these visits can be really distressing and difficult. Knowing that children with autism [...]
My development began normally until 18 months, when I began to rapidly regress, losing the ability to communicate words I had previously learned and ceasing to have eye contact. As I entered kindergarten, the school specialists labeled me as emotionally impaired. My mom refused this label and told the professionals, “My son’s disability is [...]
Love, Hope & Autism is a CBC documentary which follows the journey of the Fraser and his family. Fraser is about to turn 21 and his family is wondering, what's next?
A family's journey through autism. There's no denying that autism parents are quite familiar with the difficulties and challenges raising an autistic child brings forth. Having said that, many autism parents can agree with this: never underestimate the knowledge of an autistic child. The Jepson family. Top left to right: Laurie and Bryan. [...]
Life with Asperger's Syndrome isn't always easy. Living with Asperger's is not an easy feat. It never is. imagine yourself in a room full of people. All of those people are laughing and mingling. Meanwhile, you aren’t. You’re sitting there in the corner all alone, watching everyone make nice with each other. No [...]
A young woman shares details about her struggles growing up, totally unaware of her autism.
I am writing this so people will understand that autism has no “one look,” and that every individual with autism is affected differently.