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.
I knew my youngest son was different, so I made it my mission to help him navigate this world as a child with Aspergers.
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.
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.
Looking at depression and mental health for autistic people through the lens of personal experience.
There are many things you should never say to the parent of a child with autism. Here is that list and the reasons why.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.