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?
We must find new and better ways to listen to ALL people on the autistic spectrum —whether or not they can communicate in words.
If anyone had told me that my very different young adult twins would BOTH venture out of our nest into the movie business, I’d have said: “Impossible!”
Instead of allowing the chaotic avarice created by various “interest groups” contributing millions of dollars to campaigns where politicians give speeches about complicated problems that they hope will please their constituents, why not invest in concrete solutions?
Until our society changes the way it evaluates human beings—from nursery school to adulthood—young people will literally continue dying for success
Although progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of people on the autistic spectrum, many still fail to understand or appreciate the mix of strengths and weaknesses found in individuals with autism.
To quote the Grateful Dead, keep seeking “all that’s still unsung.”
Those living with this disability need to be better understood, properly treated, socially engaged and ‘counted in’.
For parents who happen to have a child with a disability, hope will only take you so far.
If children and youth are our future, we need to find ways to set them free.
Wouldn’t the world be a much better place if more people told the truth?