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.
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.
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.
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.