Autism

6 people share the hardest part of autism

In response, countless members of our community shared their perspectives on what they believe to be the hardest parts about autism. We wanted to share their stories with you, along with resources for our community. This is what they had to say… A parent writes, Did you know? Autism Speaks has compiled a page of tools and resources specifically for those...

7 things about vaccines and autism that the movie ‘Vaxxed’ won’t tell you-Term life

On its surface, the movie “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe” appears to be a slickly produced scientific documentary with lots of charts and data about one of the most important issues of our time. The central premise of the film is that the country’s mandatory measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine – when given...

20 Things I’ve Learned Since My Son Was Diagnosed with Autism

Just when I think I can’t do another day, my son does something amazing and changes my entire POV. Autism. I never thought it was possible, but somehow, rather than fighting it, I have learned to welcome it. I have learned to know it. And I have even learned to embrace it. Here are 20 things I’ve...

My son with autism started texting and it’s brilliant – Term Life

My 13-year-old son Tate has autism. He also has 3 brothers and 3 sisters and an iPad with a texting app. Tate loves to text.Often we can hear clearly in the texts things he could not communicate orally. When conversing orally with Tate, there are delays while he processes and tries to catch up....

7 tips for disciplining children with autism

Hello again, Just a quick note. In case some of you do not know… if you ever have any questions, comments or opinions that you’d like to ask me or share with our other readers, you can leave them at the bottom of the message (you’ll need to click through to the full article first!). Recently...

My Autistic Son’s Lesson: No One Is Broken:Term Life

My youngest son, Sawyer, used to spend far more time relating to his imagination than he did to the world around him. He would run back and forth humming, flapping his hands and thumping on his chest. By the time he was in first grade, attempts to draw him out of his pretend world...

10 Things Every Child with Autism Wants You to Know

Someone sent this to me, unfortunately, I don’t know the source to credit this.  In any case, I hope you can share it, learn it, and embrace the child living it.

Signs Your Child Could Have Autism

The CDC says that one in 88 children has autism. Could your child be one of them? With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that one in every 88 children has autism—up from one in 156 in 2002—you might be wondering how to recognize the signs and symptoms of the developmental disorder. While...

Autism Symptoms and Early Signs….? 10 Things You Can do to Help an Autism Family-Term Life

As a parent, you never want to believe that your precious bundle has a problem. But when it comes to autism, catching it early—ideally by the age of eighteen months—makes a huge difference. But no matter your child’s age, don’t lose hope. Treatment can reduce the disorder’s effects and help your child learn, grow,...

I Have Nonverbal Autism. Here’s What I Want You to Know

My 12-year-old son, Philip, has nonverbal autism but can communicate with others by typing. He keeps a blog where he describes his experiences living with autism and clears up common misconceptions. He wrote this essay in response to the question, “What do you want people to be aware of on Autism Awareness Day?”I want people to...

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