For the fun of it, I have diagnosed seven cartoon characters who meet at least one of the criteria for autism. Which cartoon characters would you add to this list?
It is important to be mindful of an often overlooked aspect of the MMMA: that its purpose is to protect the serious ill persons who have been recommended to use cannabis with a doctor's (in this case two doctors) recommendation and a bona fide relationship, from arrest and prosecution.
For over two decades I have been teaching the principals of Natural Horsemanship (or what was once referred to as "Horse Whispering") helping humans create better relationships with their horses.
Parents these days not only want the best for their kids, they want their kids to be the best. Immediately.
Some of the greatest discoveries in human history have been the result of accidental or unexpected circumstances. While the mind usually recalls great...
Search the headlines right now, and I can almost guarantee there is a story about an active search for a child with autism. It happens everywhere, it's scary and as much as society may want to blame someone; it's not neglectful parenting in an occupational hazard of autism.
Disability is a community that brings unwilling people together in one room, people all just trying to make the best of it. No one chooses to be in that room together. But the amazing part is that we still make the best of it. This is how it goes.
Adults and children with autism experience the world much differently than we do, so why don't we design homes, parks, and neighborhoods with them in mind?
Before I met the boy who liked Stanford too much, I knew almost nothing about autism. I had seen the movie, RAINMAN, in which Dustin Hoffman played a...
I want to recognize any man out there who has taken on kids like mine. Children who needed to be seen, to be known, and to be loved just as they are and no matter what the diagnosis. You are a gift to us. You are a gift to our kids. Keep fighting for us. Keep fighting for our kids.
In 45 minutes the school bus will make a quick stop at the end of the driveway and deposit a handful of overjoyed children in my front yard. In just 45 minutes, summer vacation officially begins.
It's the physical space where we greet each day. It's the people who we clock the most hours alongside. It's where we welcome guests, cozy up when we're sick, and retreat at the end of a long week.
Today, a man I have never met will ask me, "Do you think your son will be able to provide for himself when he reaches age 18?" I will look at this man, a stranger until today, and say for the very first time, "No. I don't think so."
I know with my soft fur and ears like velvet, it can be excruciating to look and not touch. I hope you can be strong, because along with this handsome physique of mine, I have a set of skills that set me apart from other dogs.
Being a "hiring guy'" and entrepreneur, for me, has brought one very unexpected gift that continues to drive me ever so happily along my path. It's the people I meet, their vast abilities, their stories and their unique approach to life and the serving of others.
Synesthesia in its true sense is not a mental health condition, artificially-induced condition, nor anything more than an inheritable trait, much like hair color and height.