When Your Professional Isn’t

One of the startling life changes for parents of children with Autism is the revolving door of professionals coming in and out of your living room.

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Everything’s Age Appropriate

How can I allow my school-aged child with autism to still play with a toy designed for a toddler? Doesn't that go against the very nature of my job?

Our Family Language

Every family has their own language. It's made up of words or phrases that no one else would understand. Every person contributes. Every person speaks it.

Weird Little Kid Lies

The days of, "there are no socks up here" quickly become "I'm going to a study group with friends" as they hit the teenage years.

Understanding Each Other

I know there are things that he doesn't get about my world. There are things about his world that I don't get. The things we do both understand, though, are special.

I Don’t Care That I’m Getting Old

All the "Just For Men" hair dye commercials and black birthday balloons with tombstones on them can't shake me.

When Autism Awareness Isn’t Enough

Everyone is on the same page in that we're all aware that autism exists. It doesn't mean that people accept it.