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Children With Autism

To The People Who Think My Son Doesn't Look Like He Has Autism

Lauren Casper | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
Lauren Casper

Did my son seem "normal" to you in the 10 minutes you spent with him? Well, that's nice, because he is normal... he's a sweet, normal, beautiful boy with autism.

Theaters Turn Lights Up, Volume Down At Special Screenings To Make Kids With Autism More Comfortable

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.18.2015 | Good News

A theater company is introducing a new program in an effort to make moviegoing more enjoyable for individuals with autism. Canadian company Cineple...

Family Outraged After Girl With Autism Leaves School In Middle Of Day Unsupervised

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents

A Florida mother is outraged after her 6-year-old daughter showed up at her door in the middle of a school day on Monday. Zoe Maglio, who has been dia...

What Being A Mother Is Really About

Mary Hickey | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Mary Hickey

Real motherhood is not about having the child you pictured in your head or having a child who fulfills the dreams you thought you had. It is an adventure of discovery.

5 New Year's Resolutions for an Autism Mom

Julie M Green | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Julie M Green

I do the best I can, sure. But some days, my best falls short of good enough. My son is a tremendous kid. He deserves an equally tremendous -- at least most of the time -- mom. So in that spirit of self-improvement and self-awareness, I resolve to the following.

Turning My Biggest Parenting Regret Into A New Year's Resolution

Audrey Hayworth | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Audrey Hayworth

I woke up about six months ago and realized that in my attempt to get them to those next milestones, I've missed out on the moments in the present. All of the laughter, joy, smiles, and snuggles were overshadowed by worry. All of the magic moments, gone in the blink of an eye.

Pets May Help Improve Social Skills Of Children With Autism

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.04.2015 | Science

Having a family pet can be beneficial for child development in a number of ways, including keeping kids active and promoting empathy, self-esteem and ...

To My Son's Autism Therapists

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Smith Masterson

I need you to understand that every morning I wake up and hope for a breakthrough, and that every night I go to bed worrying about my son's future. This is a lot of weight to carry.

Reaching the Unique Minds of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Simply stated, we must discover what makes each child "tick." How can I, Dr. "Stickman," and other doctors, therapists, teachers and parents, awaken the senses and open the unique minds of children, such as the talented Iris Grace and other children with ASD, to allow us to reach them?

Researchers Look At Why Autism Cases Are Increasing

Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 11/03/2014 04:04 PM EST on LiveScience The percentage of children with autism worldwide has increased in recent y...

More Than 100 Genes Linked To Autism

NPR | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents

The hunt to find genes that cause autism has been a long slog, one hampered by a lack of technology and families willing to be tested. But the effo...

5 Things That Do NOT Cause Autism

Shanell Mouland | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

When people posit or perpetuate some of these ideas about what causes autism, it hurts our community irreparably.

Your Child With Autism and the Ghosts, Goblins & Witches Among Him

Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Here are some tips for preparing a child in the spectrum for participation in the festivities of Halloween.

That's Mine!Playing Autism Style

Shanell Mouland | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

Kate reaches the carriage before me. Two possible scenarios run through my mind. Either she will immediately remove the toy from the baby's hands while screaming, "That's mine!" at the tiny infant. Or she will emancipate that baby from the carriage itself.

Autism: Early Intervention Makes A BIG Difference

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Recognizing more children with autism means more opportunity for intervention and a greater chance of a better future for these children.

Someone I'm With Has Autism

Carrie Cariello | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Carrie Cariello

It could promote tolerance and acceptance. It could make the world love autism. Most of all, it could save my son from the embarrassment of an announcement.

Parent Like There's No One Watching

Janel Mills | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Janel Mills

My worst parenting moments, the ones I am least proud of, happened because I was trying to impress a bunch of strangers I'll probably never see again.

10 Striking Photos That Capture What Autism Looks Like Around The World

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents

Photographer Debbie Rasiel spent two years taking pictures of children with autism spectrum disorders all over the world. She discovered that "while l...

Raising A Child With Autism Comes With Extremely High Price Tag

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents

By Chris Taylor NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) - When Linda Mercier's son Sam was around two years old, she knew something wasn't right. ...

The Disorder That Could Deter Families From Having More Children

Posted 06.19.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 06/18/2014 04:32 PM EDT on LiveScience Parents of children with autism sometimes decide not to ...

Why Woody And Jessie Enjoy My Daughter's Autism

Shanell Mouland | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

I'm not hard-pressed to find positives in my daughter's autism diagnosis, and I'm guessing Woody and Jessie might feel the same.

'Speechless' Teacher Left Crying After Mystery Patrons Cover Tab For Students With Autism

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.20.2014 | Good News

The teachers and students of Matthew Jago School in Sewaren, N.J., have an anonymous couple to thank, after the kind strangers picked up the restauran...

10 Things I Wish Your Child Knew About My Son With Autism

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

Leo appreciates your patience, because, like so many autistic people, it sometimes takes him a few beats to process spoken words. So give him a moment, once you've said something to him. You don't need to simplify your language or shout; he can hear you.

Improv(ing) on the Autism Spectrum

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Olenizcak

Over the course of two weeks, six students on the autism spectrum and their families took a one-hour improv class. The results were incredible. While there were many individual successes, the areas of empathy, eye contact and imaginative play saw notable improvements through the whole group.

A Little Girl Answers Your Questions About Autism, Part II

Shanell Mouland | Posted 07.05.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

I choose to play alone because I am independent and strong and the social conventions that rule your anxious world don't affect me in the least.