Snap at a friend and they dismiss it. Do the same to your kid, they'll bring it up at Thanksgiving when you're 60.
If it seems like there aren't many things to say to make the parent of a child on the Autism spectrum feel better, that's because there aren't.
Suddenly, you're no longer Zack Morris. You're now Mr. Belding.
Some of my lowest points from the past few years are softened by their links to some great memories with my children.
The scariest thing about being a newly diagnosed special needs parent is that you're a newly diagnosed special needs parent.
Having Autism or any special needs doesn’t mean the absence of personality or humor. All of his quirks - good and bad - are his and I love him.
The absence of language can seem like a major barrier and, in some ways, it can be. In most ways, though, it's not.
You will be both on a pedestal and under a magnifying glass all at once. It will last for the rest of your lives.
Autism spectrum or not, every kid wants to have fun. It just takes time figure out how to make that happen.
Teach them to fear Styrofoam and they will cower at packing peanuts forever unless someone shows them how you were wrong. Teach them to fear people and the same thing will happen.