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Dad of Child on the Autism Spectrum Writes an Open Letter to the Public Exposing Insensitive and Damaging Behavior From Grown Adults Toward Young Children

Lauren Rabin | Posted 04.15.2016 | Parents
Lauren Rabin

"Seek to understand, before being understood." -A basic principle in Empathic Listening As some of you know, I run an organization called Autism F...

Parents Open Up About Their Biggest Challenges Raising Children With Autism

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.28.2015 | Parents

As estimates of the number of children with autism spectrum disorders continue to soar, and our understanding of the developmental disorder slowly dee...

The Great Disclosure Debate: When Should You Tell Strangers Your Child Has Autism?

Julie M Green | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Julie M Green

Is it better to be upfront about your kid's disorder to bemused strangers, or to keep your private business private?

This Is What I Think The Autism Community Needs To STOP Doing

Jim Walter | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Jim Walter

I'm not saying my life or child's should become someone else's teaching moment. I'm just saying, the same perspective that we supposedly gain by virtue of having an autistic child, we somehow selectively forget when given the opportunity to apply it to our NT parent friends.

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.

Catherine Pearson

Moms of Kids With Autism Earn How Much Less? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.19.2012 | Parents

It has long been known that parents of children with autism face particular financial strains, but researchers have now taken a first stab at quantify...