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Words of wisdom for families with a child newly diagnosed with autism

 

It’s been 12 years since my son was diagnosed with autism. That’s 12 years of doing the best I can to right both his world and mine--not by disregarding his diagnosis, trying to “fix him” or make him be someone he is not--but by learning, advocating and sadly, screwing up.

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Crying *foul* over high functioning, low functioning labels

 

We may not have found the box my friend’s son belongs in because there is no one size fits all box.

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5 ways to make your home more autism-friendly for the holidays

 

Individuals with autism can feel overwhelmed, anxious and withdrawn over the holidays. Here are how to make this season a bit more friendly for them.

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Keep chugging along

 

In the photo of my great nephew staring at Thomas, a memory came crashing through the recessed part of my brain to the forefront and there was no way to send it back. God I tried.

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Worth the risk

 

When we were talking about friends and his desire to be “anti-social” as he calls it, I asked if that’s what he wants. He took a minute to gather his thoughts. "I don't know if it's worth the risk," he said as he stared out the car window.

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Back-to-school tips for your child with an ASD

 

With the end of summer quickly approaching, most parents have both a sense of relief and dread. Usually by August, […]

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Pick me up please. Again.

 

He began talking about the causes of autism and that’s when I started to slip. I felt that same ache in my heart that I felt 13 years ago.

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I can’t look away

 

With every costume change I see the little boy who melted down when the seasons changed and it was time for a different coat... With every photo he poses for with cast mates, I see the little boy who always played alone.

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“I’m not going to be so autistic”

 

You know how we have those moments that no matter how much time passes we know we will always remember, […]

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Words to make friends by: Keeping it real

 

I tried to hide my tears. Maybe everyone at the gym who happened to see my wet face would just […]

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