Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) presents as a combination of factors when a child is young. Difficulty with social skills and communication along with a unique set of strengths and differences characterizes the condition. While autistic children possess their own individual talents and skills, some of their behaviors can be challenging. Sleep…Continue
Added by Sophia Belnap on November 17, 2017 at 12:17pm — No Comments
When my son John Matthew entered kindergarten, I saw before me our future of living in an autism world. Within one short year, I learned that our life would be full of hope and despair, answers and unanswered questions, triumphs and challenges, acceptance and intolerance, laughter and…Continue
Added by Barbie Lauver on June 29, 2016 at 7:10pm — No Comments
I am a chatter box. I have a lot of conversations, in my travels through my daily day. I have, at times, heard a lot of misinformation about learning disabilities. So I'm going to give every one some super BASIC info on learning disabilities. Knowledge is power man. That way you don't look like a ding dong when you are stating something at a wine and cheese party.
Added by Brittany Burbank on January 25, 2016 at 5:04pm — No Comments
Today has definitely been a rough day. It’s days like this that really make me sit down and wonder if I’m doing the right things, saying the right things, and getting her the help she needs.
Our 7 year old daughter, Veronica, is currently in a Partial Hospitalization Program at a local psychiatric facility. She was hospitalized about a month ago due to a full psychotic break, which was a first for her. Prior to that we were wondering if she was on the autism spectrum, but after the…Continue
Added by Mercedes Sherman on December 21, 2015 at 12:42am — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on April 3, 2015 at 8:35am — No Comments
Are you a new-mom who is unsure of whether or not to vaccinate your child? Or maybe you're a mom with child(ren) who haven't been vaccinated because you believe they cause Autism.
Well you're in luck, because the science is in! Read on (picture link) for some very good information, based on numerous medical/scientific studies to get the answers to your burning question "how do vaccines cause autism?"…Continue
Added by Kristin Daly on February 4, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments
For the entire month of August, I just didn't let myself think about it beyond the facts.
For the last two weeks, I just focused on anything else that took my mind off of it.
Over the weekend I was busy getting things ready, so I was too busy to think about it.
Tuesday came. Miss V came. It was a good visit, with laughing and smiling, and questions asked and answered, and Kit played with her, and smiled and made us laugh like usual. But it was different, and we felt it.…Continue
Added by Judy on September 6, 2014 at 3:33pm — No Comments
Well, we are finally done with all the evaluations and paper work getting ready for Kit's transition out of Early Steps and into the services of the school district.
She will not be going to school, but when a child turns three, the school district takes over responsibility for further intervention. With a catch, of sorts.
Early Intervention's aim is to provide assistance in any area that the child has an assessed need, and in any part of…
Added by Judy on September 1, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
Added by Mayra Calvani on April 20, 2014 at 4:18am — No Comments
Like any parent, I think my kids are pretty awesome. But sometimes their awesomeness just blows my mind. And it's even more awesome when they don't realize that they are being awesome.
I like to think that I work really hard to be a good person, but I'm still a work in progress even at the tender age of 41 (did I just say that out loud?) I still judge when I shouldn't, say things I wish I could take back, and let my fears stymie me from reaching my dreams.
That's why I love…Continue
Added by Whitney Fleming on March 20, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
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Added by Cynthia Helwig-Putorti on December 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
A close friend and mom to an autistic son has recently started series of creative workshops for autistic children to…Continue
Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on July 28, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments
One evening I was hanging out on Twitter and started talking to Zack about my toddler’s love for coloring and drawing. After talking to Zack, he shared with me his story about “Taking Care of Business – Mental Illness is Not a Deterrent“. At the age of 16, Zack is working on becoming an entrepreneur and using his gifts and talents to make…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 25, 2013 at 9:32pm — No Comments
I found out about GAPS via a mom at the OT office . Two year a go, there wasn't much about this, but sense then, it seems to have blossomed. I just wanted to share two great site that has helped my kids. I wasn't that stick. We already ate bone broths, and I already cooked everything homemade. I did have to switch to making GF breads vs other breads that I made. I did have to switch noodles. Also, I took a year to make the switch. My kids were so finicky about foods, that I couldn't change…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on May 10, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments
Before Autism touched my life, I considered myself the kind of mother who pretty much had it together. Before Autism, I worked a full-time executive position, where my obsessive and control freak tendencies served me well. My three children were used to the daily routine of full-time school or daycare. Weaning, potty-training, bedtime issues, discipline, those were things OTHER mothers struggled with, for me it never seemed like a huge deal. I managed to sail through the first 9 years…Continue
Added by Jean Carroll on February 17, 2012 at 5:15am — No Comments
Today was a success! We had a plan this year. Last year we stuck around about an hour too long. This year, we brought separate cars and as soon as Ian & boys couldn’t take the noise anymore, they hit the door running. Meltdowns successfully averted… (patting myself on the back now as we speak)
If you have yet to go to one of these events, you are missing out. Ok, perhaps it’s not the end of the world, but some of the information you get is priceless. Not to mention the…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on October 31, 2011 at 8:46pm — No Comments
Gabe asked “Why do…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on October 31, 2011 at 8:38pm — No Comments
Shhhhhh.. don’t tell my kids…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on October 31, 2011 at 8:33pm — No Comments
Thanks friendly neighbor for giving my ADHD, ASD, OCD boys chocolate covered coffee beans… either they are for me, then AWESOME! I love you! Or you can’t read Spanish, in which case you are an idiot for buying candy and you don’t know what it is. Or you’re just an asshole and you thought it would be funny to give coffee beans to children. I am HOPING that these were intended for me and that you’re not an idiotic asshole who buys things in gourmet aisle just to say you bought your neighbor…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on October 31, 2011 at 8:21pm — No Comments