Breaking Down the Autism Meltdown
In this article, I share my personal experience with having autism meltdowns and how they affect my emotional and social life. I wrote some of this in an attempt to calm myself in the midst of a particularly intense meltdown, as well as to finally express the difficulties I face in the world.
How I Helped My Child With Aspergers Navigate This Planet
I knew my youngest son was different, so I made it my mission to help him navigate this world as a child with Aspergers.
My Son Has Tonic-Clonic (Grand Mal) Seizures
Accepting that my son has autism was unpredictable and I continue to learn more as this autism journey continues. Now that Jeremy is a teenager I was surprised for the second time. The doctors in Boston, Massachusetts, told me that my son has a seizure called tonic-clonic seizures.
Dear First-Time Moms, Don't Allow the Pediatrician to Discredit Your Concerns
From the moment my son was born, I knew he was different. Quickly, I realized something was very wrong. The pediatrician ignored my every concern and treated me as if I had no idea how to care for a baby.
Autism, Depression & Mental Health Through the Eyes of an Autist
Looking at depression and mental health for autistic people through the lens of personal experience.
10 Things You Should Never Say to the Parent of a Child With Autism
There are many things you should never say to the parent of a child with autism. Here is that list and the reasons why.
My Son's Experience With Intuniv, Concerta, Vyvanse, Risperidone, and Clonidine
It's hard to make the choice to put your child on daily medicines. In this article, I discuss the medications my autistic child has been prescribed—in particular, Intuniv, Concerta, Vyvanse, Risperidone, and Clonidine.
Autism Survival Skills: How I Learned to Recognize People Despite Face Blindness
Do you have difficulty recognizing faces? These tips and techniques may help you learn to correctly identify people when you meet them again by using a variety of cues and memory-reinforcing methods.
High-Functioning Autism and Phone Use: Likely Reasons People With Asperger's Aren't Calling You
If your friend or family member with high-functioning autism seldom calls you on the phone, it might leave you wondering why. Find out what one autistic woman has to say about why phone use isn't fun.
A Mom's Perspective on Creative Outlets for Children With Autism
How to arrange an autistic child's room for playtime. Find a creative outlet to stimulate your child's interests and focus. Help your child process their talents in visual forms through art.
How to Make a Weighted Lap Pad for Kids With Autism or PDD
A weighted lap pad may have a calming effect on those who are high energy, sensory-seeking individuals. It may also help improve attention and potentially decrease less desirable behaviors.
I Have Asperger's, and I've Been Married for 15 Years
What's it like to have a relationship with someone who has Asperger's Syndrome? I have this condition, and here I share my story of some of the challenges (and joys) my husband and I face together.
Living With Asperger's Syndrome (on the Autism Spectrum)
My nephew PJ, shares his experience living with Asperger's and how it has affected his life—both negatively and positively. What It's Like Living With Asperger's Syndrome (on the Autism Spectrum) I also have Autism Spectrum Disorder.