Recognizing more children with autism means more opportunity for intervention and a greater chance of a better future for these children.
In a continent where dogs are often regarded as food, a change in attitude is palpable as the science behind the healing powers of canine therapy is being embraced by animal lovers and doctors alike.
Inclusion is a wonderful idea, and should always be the goal whenever it is reasonable. But inclusion must not be treated as an inflexible ideology.
"I lift my lamp beside the golden door." That final and very famous line from the poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty was the inspiration behind t...
I had just arrived home after one of saddest errands of my life, euthanizing our three-year-old Labrador Buddy, when the phone rang. I let it go as I was sobbing, and couldn't stop.
As geneticists, if they truly wish to serve their clients in the best way possible, it will be to always remember the human component. Tests are essential but so are the countless things that can't be measured.
Faith Jegede speaks passionately about the beauty of being different in this short, inspiring ode to her two autistic brothers. Forget being normal, she says: Be extraordinary.
The controversy surrounding the use of physical restraints and seclusion rooms in schools has exploded and resonated across the country from Hawaii to Massachusetts.
I can't account for national trends, but on an anecdotal level, it has been fascinating to watch millennials become some of America's best 'unofficial ambassadors.'
The only thing important in my imagined land is a person's heart. And his empathy. And his ability to find wonder.
Tony Dovolani of ABC's Dancing With the Stars puts his family above all else:"Love your family more than anything else in the world. If you treat your family the way they should be treated, then your family will always, always be there for you."
I went to the Beach Boys concert because John/Uncle Jesse/Blackie Parish is not just eye candy; he is the equivalent of Belgian truffles for the eye.
It was time to get Kate's haircut and we decided to get that old hair out of her way and give her the punk rock, gender-bending haircut our little rock star deserves.
Now I have found that others don't always find all the things you find beautiful about your child to be so beautiful, but I think that's where Leonard Bernstein comes in. Everyone around us saw it. Everyone felt it but none of us could name it.
The more I saw those puzzle piece magnets, the more I thought about my own child and what a puzzle he was. Such a unique child. No way to describe him. I began to wonder if maybe he would fit under the umbrella.
Our autism is no longer a thing that brings me to my knees constantly. It is growing and changing every day.