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We Were Married 7 Years Before I Realized My Husband Had Autism

YourTango | Posted 04.22.2016 | Weddings

A few months later, my husband had formal assessments done and received his official autism diagnosis at age 30. He greeted it with grief, but also relief.

Exclusive: Jailhouse Interview With Mom Accused Of Trying To Kill Her Severely Autistic Daughter

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Would Kelli Stapleton be willing to parent her daughter again?

Puppy Power

Patrice E. Athanasidy | Posted 10.29.2013 | Parents
Patrice E. Athanasidy

At 11, Peter still had a tremendous fear of animals. Live animals are unpredictable, have a definite scent, lick him without permission and in general test all of Peter's daily stresses that come with his autistic spectrum disorder.

The Most Beautiful Ruined Moment

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 10.29.2013 | Parents
Sharon Kay Edwards

You gave him the moon, Mr. Jedi Master. You fixed his day... his entire vacation! You got him back on track.

A Silent Autistic World Unblocked!

Paul Wisenthal | Posted 10.22.2013 | Books
Paul Wisenthal

The fiery scent of coconut oils and pungent spices of St. Catherine's Jamaica seems thousands of years away from Lena McCalla Njee's autistic classrooms of Augusta Street School, part of the Irvington High School system in New Jersey.

From One Autism Mom: There is Hope!

Johmaalya Adelekan | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents
Johmaalya Adelekan

The day my son was diagnosed with autism was the day my world came to a screeching halt. I didn't know what to do or what to say. Like so many stories I have heard from parents over the years, our diagnosis came with no compassion and no hope.

Why I Want to Be My Autistic Daughter

Denise Henry | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Denise Henry

My daughter, Nina, was diagnosed with PDD-NOS in 2011. While her vocabulary is quite large, her ability to answer questions about her behavior is limited.

ICare4Autism and an Opportunity to Make a Difference

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

I am not an impartial, unbiased observer, prepared to provide an even-handed summation of my observations. I am highly-opinionated and exceptionally-biased in my ever-evolving perspective on autism.

Untangling Me From My Daughter

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Emma is without inhibitions. She is without embarrassment. She is without shame. Female neuro-typicals could learn a thing or two from Emma. I could learn a thing or two from Emma.

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.

3 Breakthrough Steps for Helping Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

Anat Baniel | Posted 06.13.2012 | Parents
Anat Baniel

We need to stop trying to "fix" the child and start creating conditions that help the child's own brain to do its job better.

Waging War

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Ariane Zurcher

Emma is my daughter, who happens to have autism. The autism piece is complicated. The beautiful little girl/daughter piece is not.

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?

iPad Apps That Help Autistic Children's Development (VIDEO)

YouTube | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The mother of Nolan, a young boy diagnosed with autism, found herself pleasantly surprised by what technology could do to help her son's development. ...

7 Easy Ways to Help a Family Diagnosed With Autism

Elaine Hall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Hall

All too often, because folks don't know what to do, they do nothing! Even to the extent of avoiding the family out of fear.

Living With Autism: Summer Vacation

Elaine Hall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Hall

If you decide to go somewhere you've never been with your child, or try new activities together, make the effort to really prepare (weeks before you take your trip, if possible).

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.