During this month of autism awareness and acceptance, we are excited to announce our freshest new endeavor: The Oxygen Mask Podcast. A collaboration between CEA’s Executive Director, Beth Dierker, and Tera Girardin, author & photographer of “Faces of Autism,” the … Continue reading →
In my last post, I shared research findings on two stress interventions for special needs parents that proved effective. One was a mindfulness program and the other a program based in positive psychology. I summarized the findings about the stress … Continue reading →
Engaging Autism Course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Looking for a way to change how things work in your family? Is stress eating away at your enjoyment of everyday things? Through education, support and targeted mindfulness training, parents living with … Continue reading →
Engaging Autism Course in Stress Reduction Research tells us that parents living with autism experience stress at alarming rates. Luckily research also shows how to ease that stress. Through education, support and targeted mindfulness training, even parents with a new … Continue reading →
I feared something like this would happen, and it finally did. My son bulldozed the new girl in his kindergarten gym class, knocking her down and making her cry. I had noticed how my son was unraveling in the afternoons, … Continue reading →
Dear Self, I hope this letter finds you well, but I’m writing now knowing that you might not be. If the past few years have shown me anything, it’s that parenting on the autism spectrum is like treading water on … Continue reading →
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