For Father’s Day.
I break down problems to help her understand how to take care of herself.
The job search becomes a long struggle for young, educated, college graduates on the autistic spectrum.
An example of how informed hiring and targeted support can lead to success in the workplace.
Some experts speculate that for every college student on the spectrum who identifies himself or herself with a diagnosis, there may be two more who are undisclosed.
The system of government support is so badly broken and inadequate that I believe most autism families would do better with a self-directed program—at least I hope so.
Death is a difficult concept for anyone. But for a young person with autism, processing the loss of a loved one is an even more formidable challenge.
Why SHOULDN’T my daughter chase her dreams, just like all the neurotypical college grads?
A story all autism families can learn from.
As far as I know, today’s pediatricians are still unable to predict whether individual teenage girls on the spectrum will grow up to be responsible adults who can enjoy sex without an unwanted pregnancy, or even whether such girls might one day mature enough to become competent mothers.
Even though most ASD kids HATE change, ALL kids LOVE the idea of being a grown up, just like Mom and Dad.
Don’t be afraid to take your well-deserved vacation.
As this year’s Autism Awareness Month begins, I wanted to bring attention to the impact labels and names can have on people with special needs.
How could my daughter learn to build an intimate relationship when she couldn’t even get along with her neurotypical twin brother?
What happens when children with autism grow up and yearn for adult lives of their own?
I’m the warrior mom, the tireless advocate who always asks: how can I find a better way?