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The Great Disclosure Debate: When Should You Tell Strangers Your Child Has Autism?

Julie M Green | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents
Julie M Green

Is it better to be upfront about your kid's disorder to bemused strangers, or to keep your private business private?

Inside The Mind Of My Son Who May Have Autism. Sort Of.

Kristi Rieger Campbell | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
Kristi Rieger Campbell

When under stress, it's much more difficult for him to express himself. The following is how I imagine it to be, inside my little boy's head, during the moments when he loses his language completely.

When Justin Timberlake And 25,000 Fans Sang Happy Birthday To A Boy With Autism

Marika Rosenthal Delan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Marika Rosenthal Delan

Now I have found that others don't always find all the things you find beautiful about your child to be so beautiful, but I think that's where Leonard Bernstein comes in. Everyone around us saw it. Everyone felt it but none of us could name it.

Advocating for Independence Days

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

You don't have to be a grown-up to advocate. You have to care about something and, most importantly, you have to act on it. So teach your children well. Get them involved in whatever issue is central to your life.

An Individual With Autism's Only Friend: Siri

Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D

As part of a partnership between Pacific Child and Family Associates, JetBlue, Autism Speaks and TSA, I attended the Blue Horizons for Autism -- an au...

'Sesame Street' Partners With Autism Speaks: Why Are Autistic People Upset?

Michelle Sutton | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Michelle Sutton

Sesame Street is really good at promoting diversity. The reason my friends are upset is not that Sesame Street wants to focus on autism -- it is that Autism Speaks is involved. And I think they have a point.

Catherine Pearson

Study Reveals The Astounding Cost Of Raising A Child With An Autism Spectrum Disorder

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents

A new study has found that the cost of supporting a person with an autism spectrum disorder throughout his or her lifetime can soar as high as $2.4 mi...

What Can Help a 19-Month Old Reduce Troubling Behaviors?

Quora | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora: What are specific exercises or trainings, that help a 19-month old baby with reducing troubling behaviors,...

10 Things A Little Girl With Autism Has To Get Off Her Chest

Shanell Mouland | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

My meltdowns are far worse for me than they are for you.

A Little Girl Answers Your Questions About Autism

Shanell Mouland | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

Dear Concerned, Rather than looking critically at the number of diagnoses surrounding us, use that analytical mind of yours and do some serious autism research for me.

5 Reasons My Daughter's Autism Diagnosis Was A Relief

Shanell Mouland | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

I suspect I am not the only parent who found some level of comfort in hearing those words. The unknown can be so much more consuming than the truth.

Catherine Pearson

Autism Rate Has Increased -- 1 In 68 Kids Now Identified With The Disorder

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.27.2014 | Parents

One in 68 children in the United States have now been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

Why Are Children Losing Their Autism Diagnosis?

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

I understand, and many researchers have pointed out to me, that grandfathering these autism diagnoses is scientifically messy at best. It may take decades to "clean up" the science; in the meantime, it's my duty to advocate for my patients.

Why The Number Of Kids With Autism Is About To Decline

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 01/22/2014 06:09 PM EST on LiveScience The number of U.S. children estimated to have autism cou...

Autism Gags

Katie Chodosh | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Chodosh

As a sibling of autism, it is safe to assume that Suzanne Wright is talking about me, and in response, I will say that yes, the challenges of autism are real. But so are the joys.

Autism Conference in Washington Highlights Hope

Jim Luce | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Jim Luce

Having written about being wowed by youth leader Joey Lowenstein (HuffPo), a teen living with and conquering autism, and preparing to award him the 20...

Why I Finally Stopped Worrying About My Child's 'Interests'

Brenda Rothman | Posted 11.23.2013 | Parents
Brenda Rothman

We are told that autistic children get "locked" in their own world. The very metaphor trips us up. It leads us to think that our children are suffering and need us to pull them out of their world. This belief needs to change.

Is There a Link Between Autism and Gender Dysphoria?

Kyle Simon | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Kyle Simon

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) occur at a higher rate in transgender people than in the general population. Moreover, female-to-male (FTM) transgender people have higher rates of autistic features than do male-to-female (MTF) transgender people or cisgender males and females.

The Most Inspiring Use For Google Glass We've Seen So Far

Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.15.2013 | Technology

Penicillin, X-rays, Viagra: Some of man's greatest discoveries were made by accident. And though one California teen's software was meant for educ...

PHOTO: Why This Simple Message Means So Much

Posted 09.03.2013 | Parents

Today's cute kid note is, put simply, everything. Title: Three Little Words From A Boy With Autism Author: Redditor EFCFrost's son who is on th...

Dad Of 6-Year-Old With Asperger's: "There Was Not A Lot Of Guidance"

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.17.2013 | Parents

It took Brian and his wife, Susanna, a lot of research and trial and error before they got their daughter, Arizona, help that really worked. Their 6-y...

Traumatic Stress Disorder

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Trauma is ubiquitous in our world. Sometimes, however, its magnitude is so profound or persistent that, while recovery is possible, a person's life is forever changed.

Autism and First Words

Marge Blanc | Posted 04.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Marge Blanc

ASD language processors are no different from other gestalt processors except that their timeline is much longer. And because of that, their sources of language input include much more media than natural language of a household.

Vaccine Court Awards Millions to Two Children With Autism

David Kirby | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

The federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, better known as "vaccine court," has just awarded millions of dollars to two children with autism for "pain and suffering" and lifelong care of their injuries, which together could cost tens of millions of dollars.

A Conversation Between Mother Seal and Baby Seal

Dafna Maor | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents
Dafna Maor

It wasn't about control of me over him, or him over me. It was something that we both had to get used to; Tal's mom is a person who does things that do not always relate to Tal.