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Autism Parenting

The Good Samaritan Within Us

Randy Hain | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

I am sharing this brief story with you as encouragement that we all have a good samaritan somewhere deep within us. It is easy to get lost in our own problems, but we have opportunities every day to reach out to people struggling all around us.

To My Daughter on Her Birthday

Jess Wilson | Posted 10.10.2012 | Parents
Jess Wilson

You changed the mother I thought I would be into the one that I needed to be. And it wasn't just me. You changed your daddy and your sister and everyone who came into our world.

The Depiction of Autism and Why it Matters

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Being in contact with these kind autists has taught me more than any specialist, article, book or news show. These people with their writing and blogs have opened my mind to the very real possibilities that exist for my daughter. This gives me hope.

No Expectations

Joseph Hill | Posted 05.06.2012 | Parents
Joseph Hill

I was sitting down and having lunch with another dad of a child with autism. He looked at me and asked an interesting question: "How far does your son have to go developmentally? What do you want to see him do?"

Lessons In Love From My Autistic Twins

Ocean Robbins | Posted 08.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Ocean Robbins

Sometimes I love my kids just because. Just because it is mine to do. Just because I choose to fill my heart with an ineffable, unstoppable and totally undeniable love that persists and sustains no matter what my children do.

Roots And Wings: Giving Autistic Children What They Need To Succeed in Adulthood

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liane Kupferberg Carter

When Mickey was diagnosed 16 years ago, there was no road map to tell us what lay ahead. How do we build a full life for him after high school? Where will he live? And our ultimate dread: Who will love him when we are gone?

Child Autism Epidemic Firmly Linked To Environment

Stephen Barrie, ND | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Barrie, ND

Experts agree that the the dramatic increase in autism is caused by toxic environmental exposure and gene-environment interactions. Multiple toxic exposures may be a key factor to the onset of autism.

Living With Autism: Miracles Have Wings

Elaine Hall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Hall

Gradually, inch by inch, Neal did, indeed, emerge from his cocoon as a glorious butterfly -- but on his own schedule, not mine.

Autism Should Not Be a Death Sentence

Kim Stagliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Stagliano

This has been a particularly rough April, aka "Autism Awareness Month." I'm trying to find the bright spots where I can. As always, I begin in my own home, with my three daughters, who have autism.

A Film of One's Own

Janet Grillo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Grillo

So here I am, in the middle of my life, filling up my own room. What took me so long?

Autism and Education in France

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chantal Sicile-Kira

Seventeen years earlier, I had left France because in those days, children with autism did not have the right to an education, and my son, Jeremy, was severely impacted by autism.

Late-In-Life Pregnancy and Autism

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

Hot on the heels of last month's fertility scaremongering about ovarian reserve came a new scare for women planning to start their families later, this one about autism.