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Mind Reading: How To Live Well On The Autistic Spectrum | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home

By Maia Szalavitz What happens when children with Asperger's grow up? Valerie Gaus, a clinical psychologist in private practice on Long Island, ...

Roots And Wings: Giving Autistic Children What They Need To Succeed in Adulthood

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liane Kupferberg Carter

When Mickey was diagnosed 16 years ago, there was no road map to tell us what lay ahead. How do we build a full life for him after high school? Where will he live? And our ultimate dread: Who will love him when we are gone?

Autism and Sensory Issues

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ariane Zurcher

Many children with autism have what some specialists in the field call sensory integration issues. They can range from hypo to hyper and are often a mixture of the two.

Marriage and Autism (Part II)

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Early on my husband and I realized the importance of down time, because with an autistic child, there is so little of it.

Marriage and Autism (Part I)

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Ariane Zurcher

The divorce rate of parents with an autistic child is said to be over 80%.

My Daughter Emma, Autism, and Her iPad

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ariane Zurcher

Up to this point I had wondered whether Emma could learn to read or write. The other night playing with Emma's iPad convinced me; reading and writing are achievable goals.

Kate Winslet Launches Autism Charity

The Press Association | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Kate Winslet has founded a charity to help people with autism after a conversation with her daughter made her realise the daily difficulties they face...

Autistic Adults Lose All Government Assistance At Age 21, Struggle To Map Out Future

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Tyler Bell graduated from high school it meant he was one step closer to being an independent -- a scary thought considering he's had to rely on ...

Surfing Lessons Improve Autistic Kids' Lives

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

One out of every 110 American children is born with some form of autism, a condition that has had doctors and parents baffled for generations. Debate ...

Non-Verbal Autistic Teen Gives Commencement Address (VIDEO)

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chantal Sicile-Kira

My son has worked so hard to not be "imprisoned in darkness" as he so eloquently put it in the commencement speech he gave at his high school graduation on Friday, June 18.

Summer Camp Gives Camp Experience To Austistic Children (PHOTOS)

Time | MIKE BELLEME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

One of the only of its kind in the country, Dragonfly Forest has offered a traditional summer camp experience to kids with autism since 2008. Each yea...

Those Kids

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liane Kupferberg Carter

Can one really teach empathy? I'm not sure. My child isn't isn't a charity case. He isn't a community project. He's a kind-hearted, teen-age boy who enjoys having friends. And he happens to have autism.

Signs of Progress: Honesty About Children with Disabilities

Lee Woodruff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Woodruff

Near my home there is "Children at Play" sign with the word "Autistic" written in black marker. The added word seemed to say, "These are my children. I'm comfortable with it and you should be too."

End of the Innocence: McCain, Obama and Vaccines. Oh My!

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

Will the next administration set serious goals of reversing the rate of autism diagnosis by the end of their term or just declare autism a national health emergency and let it go at that?

Emmy for Autism -- Miracle-Minded Media

Elaine Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Elaine Hall

When we bring the raw and real stories of others who may seem different than us to light, we open minds and heart.