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Parenting Children With Autism

Please Help -- Parents of Special Kids Need Special Care Too

Marci Lebowitz | Posted 01.21.2016 | Parents
Marci Lebowitz

If you're a parent or caregiver of a child with autism, or one with other complex special needs, you deserve a world of thanks. Special needs parenting can be incredibly challenging, and this is why the topic of parent self-care is so very important.

7 Reasons I Wish I Could Be More Like My Son With Autism

Jennifer Lovy | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lovy

While some people are private about their child's diagnosis, I am all about education and raising awareness so that people are more understanding of those who are different.

What Being A Mother Is Really About

Mary Hickey | Posted 03.14.2015 | 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.

Autism Fantasy, Autism Reality

Todd Drezner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Drezner

Yes, autistic people face challenges, some of them severe, but to present their lives as nothing more than unrelenting tragedy and despair is simply dishonest.

WATCH: What The World Looks Like When You Have Autism

Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents

Carly Fleischmann has autism and cannot speak. She communicates with her family and the wider world using computers and tablets -- a skill she began t...

If I Could Turn Back Time: The Top Regrets of Parents With Children Who Have Autism

Roy Dittmann | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Roy Dittmann

In the 21st century, many parents are slowing down, questioning what they've been told, and discovering that preparing themselves for having a baby can save them from a lifetime of regrets.

The Silver Trumpet Of Freedom

Ralph James Savarese | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ralph James Savarese

My son, DJ, recently used this passage by Frederick Douglas as an epigraph for his college admission essay on his predicament as a nonspeaking person with autism.