These Are Our Stories
This is an endless journey with many twists and turns along the way. You are not alone!
Father of Autism, Chronicling Our Story Through Art
"Simply gazing at the uniqueness of my son brings about so many differing [...]
My Pride and Joy
"Her achievements and those of children like her deserve to be celebrated..." [...]
The Unexpected, Invisible Gifts of COVID-19 and Autism
The Invisible Gifts of COVID-19 & Autism When the pandemic began in [...]
Autism Doesn’t Define Us
"Autism does not define Aiden, nor our family. Autism guides us." I [...]
Only In My Dreams
"The life we live with Anna is nothing like the life I see [...]
Meet Ryan, A Rising Autistic Autism Advocate
"Once you fully get to know me, you'll see that I can be [...]
Overcoming Obstacles On and Off the Golf Course
Beating the odds, Autism and Golf Meet Daniel Steele(Danny), our 22-year-old Autistic [...]
An Unbreakable Bond Between a Teacher and Student
Ms. P and Mr. K Kenden met Ms. P two years ago. Her [...]
Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy and Active
Tips and Tricks... Participating in physical activity can help make you feel [...]
A Letter to Fellow Parents of Children With Special Needs
Dear Parents... Rayni Brindley, Devereux's SVP of Organizational Development, and mother to [...]
Life In Quarantine: Families Share Their Experiences
Life in Lockdown COVID-19 hit us in a way most of us [...]
8 Ways Yoga Therapy Can Benefit Children With Autism
The Benefits of yoga therapy for kids with autism Although Autism Spectrum [...]
COVID-19: Helping Families With Special Needs During A Public Health Crisis
How to cope during this worldwide pandemic. As a mother of a [...]
Five Incredible Ways Dogs Help People With Autism
Five Incredible Ways Dogs Can Change Lives You're probably familiar with guide [...]
My Brother Andrew
My brother Andrew. My name is Richard Okusaga and below is a [...]
The New Normal
The New Normal. I've always hated phrases like, "the new normal," or [...]
How I’m Teaching My Autistic Child About Consent
Teaching My Child About Consent. People with intellectual disabilities are much more [...]
Autism is My Son’s Superpower
"Autism is difficult and stressful but it’s also indescribably special." Recently, my [...]
Mental Health Wellness Guide
Recognizing mental health at an early age. As our awareness for mental [...]
All-Time Funny Moments With My Autistic Son
All-Time Funny Moments with My Autistic Son Don’t let the title give [...]
Autism Families Share the Special Ways They Celebrate the Holidays
Autism Families Share the Special Ways They Celebrate the Holidays As a [...]
Autism Isn’t A Lifestyle Choice
Autism Isn't A Lifestyle Choice Autism diagnosis continues to increase year on [...]
Activities For Children With Autism
Ideas To Help Your Child with Autism Get Active Exercise and sports [...]
Benefits of Music Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum
The Language of Music Music is a great therapeutic tool for people [...]
Autism Does Not Define Me
I am more than a diagnosis. Accept me for who I am. [...]
Our Autism Journey: William’s Story
Our Autism Journey It took me one year to talk openly about [...]
A Practical Guide to Home and Classroom Sensory Activities for Autistic Children
Home and Classroom Sensory Activities for Autistic Children Children are naturally playful [...]
Pool Safety Checklist for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Keeping our kids safe around water. With the heat of summer in [...]
Being A Woman With Autism: Expressing Myself Beyond the Spectrum
As the Nike Motto says “Just Do It,” that is how I approach [...]
Why Cruise Vacations Are Ideal For Kids With Autism
Why Cruise Vacations Are Ideal For Kids With Autism For so many [...]
Waves of Healing: How Surfing is Therapeutic For Children with Autism
Surf therapy has gained momentum in recent years, with organizations sprouting up in coastal beach towns around the world.
Having “The (Autism) Talk” with My Son
Having the "autism talk" with my son. Recently, I had “The Talk” [...]
The Many Gifts of a Daily Journal
How journaling has helped my son. Typical kids go to school and [...]
Confessions of An Autism Mom
Raw confessions from a mother of a child with autism spectrum disorder.
Words of Wisdom and Advice from the Autism Community
Whether your child is newly diagnosed or not. here are some valuable tips and advice from experts, parents and individuals on the autism spectrum.
How to Best Advocate for a Student with Special Needs
How to advocate for a special needs student. I’m not someone often [...]
10 Tips for New Autism Parents
If you’ve recently learned that your child has an autism spectrum disorder, you’re probably wondering and worrying about what comes next.
Autism Parents Reveal Their Greatest Fears
Autism reveal their greatest fears about parenting a child with special needs.
My Child is Not An Autism Success Story
There’s an interesting narrative going around that autism isn’t a disability, that individuals with autism have “different abilities.”
The Microbiome and Autism
A recent study found a significant risk factor for developmental delays in the most unexpected location: your gut.
Tips For Getting A Service Dog
Both a calming influence and a source of unconditional love, a service dog offers many significant benefits for a child with autism.
The Lost Girls – Why So Many Girls Are Undiagnosed with Autism
Recent research suggests that there are many more girls and women on the autistic spectrum than previously thought.
The Benefits of Gardening for Children with Autism
Gardening offers many benefits to children with autism spectrum disorder.
A Journey to An Atypical Land
In 2016 my son Jackson was diagnosed with autism. I felt like I was in free fall. I felt like I couldn't find any means of comfort or consolation for the situation we found ourselves in.
Finding My Way: Autism, Anxiety and My Online Business
18 year old Lauren was diagnosed with autism, severe anxiety and depression at age 16. She created a brand of clothing and accessories, promoting diversity and individuality, which has helped her heal.
Music Speaks: My Voice Living on the Autism Spectrum
Amy Herr was recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Here she shares how music and her singing have brought her purpose and joy.
Examining Autism & Neurodiversity
Examining neurodiversity. Why do people want to stop a cure for autism being found? The neurodiversity movement claims that autism is not a problem. This is nonsense.
My Daughter’s Autism Gave Me Perspective
As an autism mom, Catherine Berg felt sense of loss at who her daughter might never become, until she one day came to the realization that her daughter is different, not less.
Great Children’s Books About Autism
A list of great children's books about autism for siblings, peers, and kids on the autism spectrum.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Overcoming Sensory Issues at the Dentist
If you're dreading your child's next dental appointment, Dr. Greg Grillo shares the do's and don'ts of sensory issues at the dentist.
How I Knew My Daughter Had Autism
Blogger and autism mom Leah Behrens, shares the moment she came to the realization that her daughter was on the autism spectrum.
An Interview With Armani Williams, The First NASCAR Driver On The Autism Spectrum
Armani Williams is the first NASCAR driver on the autism spectrum.
Autism Through A Different Lens: A Sibling’s Perspective
A brother shares the lessons his sister has taught him through her autism diagnosis.
Journey Beyond the Spectrum to a Woodworking Success
One man with autism turned his interest in woodworking into a successful business.
A Mother Speaks About Her Son’s Severe Autism
A mother shares her concerns and frustrations over the lack of services and assistance for her severely autistic son.
My Name is Jack and I Have Autism
A young boy with autism spectrum disorder shares his perspective about his ASD.
Gift Ideas and Stocking Stuffers for Children with Autism
Here are some great gift ideas for children with autism spectrum disorder.
6 Myths About Autism Debunked
When it comes to autism, there are a number of commonly held misconceptions often believed by the general public.
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sleep
In most instances, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sleep issues come hand-in-hand. Here are some tips on how to help your child get a better nights sleep.
Halloween Isn’t For Everyone – And That’s Okay
Autism blogger, Freya O'Horo, shares her strategies for making Halloween fun for her brother with autism.
The Dual Role of Music Therapist and Parent
As a music therapist, I always knew I wanted to work with children.
Tips for a Successful Family Outing with Your Child with Autism or Developmental Disabilities
Tips for Successful outings... Coordinating family activities can be a challenging task for [...]
Taking the Bite Out of Dental Visits for Children with Autism
Taking the "Bite" out of Dental Visits for Children with Autism Dental visits are [...]
A Journey of Autism & Faith
My development began normally until 18 months, when I began to rapidly regress, [...]
Navigating the World of Early Childhood Special Education
As a school psychologist, I work in the public school system as part [...]
“What’s Up Ahead?” The Defining Question of an Autism Parent’s Life
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?
How Has Raising A Child With Autism Changed You?
Parents share how raising a child with autism has changed their lives.
One Family’s Journey Through Autism
A family's journey through autism. There's no denying that autism parents are quite [...]
Through My Own Eyes: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome
Life with Asperger's Syndrome isn't always easy. Living with Asperger's is not [...]
How Parents Can Plan for the Future of their Special Needs Children
If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, planning for the future is crucial. Here are some tips and strategies to plan for your child's future.
I Don’t Want to be An Autism Parent Anymore
I don't want to be an autism parent anymore. Some days, it all catches up with you.
Accepting the Journey, A Father’s Perspective
Accepting the Journey... For a little while now, the operator of Autism [...]
Autism and Empath Syndrome, When Feeling Too Much is Too Much
Many people can sometimes incorrectly assume that people on the autism spectrum find [...]
5 Benefits of Multi-Sensory Environments
Multi-Sensory Environments improve the development of thought, intelligence and social skills and offer people the opportunity to enjoy and control a variety of sensory experiences.
6 Things I Wish I Had Known After My Son’s Diagnosis
Parenting a child with autism doesn’t come with a manual or a set of instructions. We dive in headfirst and search for answers along the way.
7 Simple Ways to Be More Inclusive to a Child with Autism
7 tips and strategies on how to be more inclusive to individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
Autism Rocked My Marriage
Autism almost destroyed my marriage. It almost broke me as a mom, a wife and as a human being.
10 Ways to be a Friend to an Autism Parent
How to be a friend to an autism parent... Your dear friend [...]
An Occupational Therapist’s Closet, What Worked and What Didn’t Work
Finding the best and most effective tools for your child can be a [...]
Random Acts of Kindness, Autism Families Share Their Stories
Small acts of kindness can go a long way in the autism community. The smallest act can brighten up the day for an individual with autism and his or her family.
Music Therapy Q&A, An Expert Weighs In
Ask Tamara. Your Questions Answered... You may never have thought of music therapy [...]
Why I Resent My Friend’s Autistic Son
Having a non-verbal child with limited understanding of the world around him is another beast.
A Letter to My Autistic Son
A mother expresses her love for her son in a very heartfelt and touching letter.
A Loving Sister Goes the Distance for Her Brother with Autism
A loving sister goes the distance to raise autism awareness
My Child Has Been Diagnosed with Autism – Now What?
It is very important that you realize that there is a lot you can do to help your child so he or she can thrive and gain the necessary skills required to live a full life with family, friends and in the community.
How Music Therapy Helped My Son Niam Speak
From my own experience, I can say without a doubt, music therapy has [...]
Autism 101: Your Autism Library
Knowledge is power and educating yourself about autism is key to understanding the disorder.