When your child has a chronic health condition that threatens his life and well-being, you gain a sharp perspective on what's important in life.
Living on the spectrum comes with daily challenges for the child, his parent, and his teachers. Here are some tips that can help a child on the spectrum experience less anxiety in their day and feel calmer inside.
Dear Concerned, Rather than looking critically at the number of diagnoses surrounding us, use that analytical mind of yours and do some serious autism research for me.
You owe it to your children, and to yourself, to thoroughly investigate the issue. Don't rely on what some stranger on the internet says (not even me!). Read the scientific studies that I linked to in this post for yourself, and talk to your pediatricians.
Our dream remains to change the world -- one voice at a time. For some, it has done just that.
I suspect I am not the only parent who found some level of comfort in hearing those words. The unknown can be so much more consuming than the truth.
Autism is a very difficult diagnosis, because it affects areas of the brain governing social interactions and relationships, the very foundation of family and community life. But those with the diagnosis need not feel hopeless or believe isolation is their only future.
Acclaimed children's book author Sara Hoagland Hunter has written a captivating and compelling new book with an unusual twist -- its heroine is autistic.
Here's a shocking secret: We are just like you. Except we're different.
Bob Woodward, whose reporting rightfully drove a crooked politician from the White House, once outlined three things that a responsible journalist does when covering a story. They are worth reviewing.
When the veil of autism descends on a child, devastated parents confront a series of difficult questions and decisions, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind whose new book recounts his family's 20-year odyssey across the elusive realm of autism.
On this World Down Syndrome Day, I tip my hat to all families who love a child with DS and say, "thank you" for your work on behalf of children and adults with special needs.
I leaned in to my ambitions despite my fear. I decided I had no choice but to forge ahead using what has always gotten me through the toughest periods of my life: faith and hard work.
A little piece of me died on the day Brady was born, but much more of me was reborn.
Andrew Solomon is the author of the positively-reviewed, quite popular, and award-winning book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search f...
I should have been happy, sweetly satisfied that day, at that moment. It should have felt like a celebration -- something to look forward to. If only I could stop myself from looking back, from feeling those feelings from that exact day four years earlier washing over me at random intervals.