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Living With Autism

Retired Cop Teaches Autism Safety To First Responders Across The Country

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 12.16.2014 | Crime

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A retired police officer from Michigan has made it his mission to educate first-responders and others about how to more effe...

Reaching the Unique Minds of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D | Posted 12.04.2014 | 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?

The Heartbreak And Joys Of Having A Child With Autism, In 6-Second Videos

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents

Just before his second birthday, Kimberly Maschi’s son, Jase, was diagnosed with autism. In that moment, as the doctor delivered the news, Maschi sa...

5 Life Lessons From Moms Who've Been There, Done Autism

Julie M Green | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Julie M Green

We're always told to look to our elders for advice. We're supposed to take it firsthand from those who've "been there, done that." But when you have a child with autism, it often feels like you're making your way through an endless dark tunnel with no Yoda to guide you.

4 Tips for Preparing Your Child with Autism for Holiday Celebrations

Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D

For a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), preparing for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is imperative.

The Importance of Meditation for Parents of Children With Special Needs or Challenges

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

On my end, I've written that my meditation practice has been my "saving grace." Okay, if I am going to be honest... it is stronger than that. It has saved my life. With my daughter, I probably would have lingered in a consistent state of depression. I've had bouts, but with my practice I could always get out of it.

Fostering Equality and Opportunity for Those With Developmental Disabilities

Robert A. DeLeo | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Robert A. DeLeo

Tomorrow legislative leaders will join Governor Patrick at Fenway Park to celebrate the passage of three bills, including one which enacts the ABLE provision. This component has the potential to transform life for families with children with autism and other disabilities.

This Thanksgiving, Give Back to the Angels on the Labyrinthine Streets of Autism

Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Providing care and support for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families is a deed that should be recognized.

The Myth of Being Normal

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

As the mom of a son who has been diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum, "normal" is a word that I downright avoid.

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.

Authentically Autistic -- Like Mother, Like Son

Kelly Bron Johnson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Kelly Bron Johnson

He is free to be himself the way I wasn't until my 30s, and if it weren't for him, I may never have been given the gift of diagnosis. Allowing him to be himself -- free, proud, and authentically autistic -- is the best gift I can give him in return.

He Wants To Show People 'Hey, A Kid With Autism Is Making It In Football'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.24.2014 | Teen

At 6-foot-6 and weighing 270 pounds, Josh Bailey definitely has the build of a football team captain. But in the earlier years of his life, the Michig...

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.

Celebs Rally For Teen With Autism Who Was Doused With Feces In Cruel Ice Bucket Prank

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact

Updated on Sept. 9, 2014; 2:44 p.m. EST: Bay Village, Ohio, Police Chief Mark Spaetzel told CNN that suspects involved in the ice bucket prank have be...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Temple Grandin On How To Thrive With Autism

HuffingtonPost.com | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.29.2014 | Science

At the age of three, Temple Grandin could barely get out a full sentence and doctors diagnosed her with autism, advising her parents that she shou...

Brother Of Teen With Autism Who Went Missing, Died To Become Legal Advocate

News 4 New York | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact

Avonte Oquendo's older brother is set to begin law school this week, part of his mission to become a legal advocate to help children with autism in th...

In Our House, We Stim

Michelle Sutton | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Michelle Sutton

My oldest autistic child is almost 16. My youngest autistic child is 7. I have four other kids aged between 19 years and 18 months old. I've been pare...

This Is Our Autism

Jessica Watson | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Jessica Watson

Our autism is holding her hand and being happy for this moment that she is holding it back. Because we're both hanging on the best we can.

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.

Autism Doesn't Hold Back Filmmaker

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

Being an autism advocate, I come in contact with people all the time that are at different points on the spectrum. Recently, I received an email from...

Desiderata of Families Living With Autism

Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Gather your child in your arms, or take them by the hand, and walk willfully in this world. If you capture a judgmental glance, cast by a careless citizen, do your part to ensure that judgment yields to compassion and understanding. Do this for yourself, your kith, and your kin.

Surfers Impact Thousands With Autism

Lisa Masters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Lisa Masters

Last year, I attended a "Surfers for Autism" event at Ponce Inlet, Florida with my son. We did not register in time but went anyway so that my son could have a fun day at the beach with his friends. The event was huge.

Teen With Autism Connects With Classmates In A Special Way

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.13.2014 | Teen

For 13-year-old Andrese Duke, who has autism, making friends with his peers was a challenge. At least until he put on a mask. Duke attends Grand B...

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.

Conversing With 'Leading Man' Tracy Thresher

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette are the stars of Wretches and Jabberers, the documentary film by Oscar award-winning and two-time Academy award-n...