It was an ordinary summer day. People were milling on the main thoroughfare, bikes zig-zagging through traffic, cafés and pubs spilling onto the sidewalk, patrons sipping their way through a lazy Friday afternoon. We were ordinary that day too. Just … Continue reading →
What do you do when you’re concerned that your child has autism? Most people would say the answer is simple. Take the child to his/her pediatrician. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children be screened for autism at … Continue reading →
We are a family living with autism. We know the lingo, enjoy resources and support, and have created structure in our lives to help our oldest son succeed. Yet, we were unprepared to learn of our younger son’s diagnosis. It … Continue reading →
This is the fourth post in our series, “This is Autism,” which captures snapshots of our children’s lives across the entire spectrum. Green – it’s the color of fresh, flourishing nature. Countless unique blades of grass which feel funny under … Continue reading →
It was a small group that attended the launch of our Lecture Series on March 11. And that was the perfect beginning. It’s where we all started; learning about our child’s diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, the grief, the confusion, … Continue reading →
If you know what DSM means, then you’re a lot more informed than I was when I first stepped into the world of autism. The debate about the proposed changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) may … Continue reading →
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