All-Time Funny Moments with My Autistic Son Don’t let the title give you the wrong idea - autism is no joke. However, if you are a parent of an autistic child you probably find some humor in every day challenges. I know I do. I must admit I went through a phase of [...]
Friends and Strangers My son Connor is autistic, and the loves to watch flowing water. Which means that in the warmer months, he likes to have the hose going in the backyard for hours at a time. While I have no issue with his love of water, it does elevate our water bill. [...]
Ideas To Help Your Child with Autism Get Active Exercise and sports provide a number of benefits for children with autism such as better overall health, reduced levels of stress, improved sleep, improvements in coordination and motor skills and opportunities for social interactions. Encourage arm movements with fitness ropes, such as a jump [...]
I am more than a diagnosis. Accept me for who I am. Understand that I may not always get what you're saying. Trust that G-d has me here for a reason. I am an amazing human being. Socially, I might not fit in with society's expectations. Mentoring can help me along the way. [...]
Our Autism Journey It took me one year to talk openly about my son's Autism diagnosis. I decided to share our story, unfiltered, on his birthday this year. I wanted to celebrate him and every piece of who he is. This is our story, through my lens. William was my first child. He [...]
Keeping our kids safe around water. With the heat of summer in full swing and swimming pools beckoning, children with autism spectrum disorder may be particularly susceptible to peril. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children with the developmental disorder, so it’s imperative for parents of children with autism to be [...]
As the Nike Motto says “Just Do It,” that is how I approach my aspirations in life. I’m getting married, I live on my own with my fiancée, I can drive, I have a Bachelor’s degree and I’m employed full-time working with young children with and without special needs. Someone may ask me why [...]
Surf therapy has gained momentum in recent years, with organizations sprouting up in coastal beach towns around the world.
Whether your child is newly diagnosed or not. here are some valuable tips and advice from experts, parents and individuals on the autism spectrum.
Recent research suggests that there are many more girls and women on the autistic spectrum than previously thought.