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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Potty training any child can be quite a challenge. Potty training a child with autism may seem impossible—but it can be done.
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 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.
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.