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.
Parenthood is a beautiful yet bumpy journey. It is filled with both dismay and reward. Some of us have bumpier rides that require alternate routes. This is the story of my journey with my son.
My nephew shares his experience living with Asperger's and how it has affected his life—both negatively and positively. I also have Autism Spectrum Disorder.
There are many things you should never say to the parent of a child with autism. Here is that list and the reasons why.
Looking at depression and mental health for autistic people through the lens of personal experience.
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.
The journey to identifying the characteristics of a child with autism is no longer mystical. Advancements in medicine have redefined and renamed Asperger's syndrome to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Think you know it all when it comes to autism? Read further to find out what people who live with this disorder wish you really knew.
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.
Potty training any child can be quite a challenge. Potty training a child with autism may seem impossible—but it can be done.
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.
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.
I wanted to share my personal journey about my son Jeremy who was diagnosed with autism. He's also nonverbal and is developmentally delayed. He has a supportive family and a team of doctors in Boston, Massachusetts.
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.
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.