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Raising a Child With Autism

No, He's Not Autistic. Only Yes, He Is.

Kathy Glow | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Kathy Glow

The more I saw those puzzle piece magnets, the more I thought about my own child and what a puzzle he was. Such a unique child. No way to describe him. I began to wonder if maybe he would fit under the umbrella.

The Other Angry Mom

Patrice E. Athanasidy | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents
Patrice E. Athanasidy

One of my problems with the letter is it confirmed something I have known for years. Those looks -- the ones we have gotten in stores, on the street, at the playground, at church -- some of those looks match this woman's words. I had hoped I was interpreting them incorrectly.

Missing Matthew

Laura Shumaker | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents
Laura Shumaker

I was the only one who knew how to calm him during an adolescent, autistic meltdown. Now, I felt stripped of my duties.

A Miracle Mom: Elaine Hall

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 07.24.2012 | Parents
Chantal Sicile-Kira

Becoming a mom changes your life, and sometimes as a result you are propelled to change the world. Elaine Hall is one of those mothers.

Searching for the Magic Forest

Caryn Sullivan | Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents
Caryn Sullivan

Time can be our ally. It can also be our adversary. For months now, I have been marking its passage with ever-growing dread.

Life With Autism: A Snapshot

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

How we managed to get through those middle-of-the-night-awakenings month after month is something I cannot fathom. The combination of screaming in pain and requests for help -- help I am unable to give -- is what breaks my heart.

When Should You Tell A Child They Have Asperger's?

John Robison | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robison

What should a parent say to a young child with Asperger's? How can they guide their child through the difficult early years in a way that most helps them grow into a happy, productive adult?