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.
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.
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.
Potty training any child can be quite a challenge. Potty training a child with autism may seem impossible—but it can be done.
My nephew PJ, shares his experience living with Asperger's and how it has affected his life—both negatively and positively. I also have Autism Spectrum Disorder.