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Children With Autism

Autism: Early Intervention Makes A BIG Difference

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Recognizing more children with autism means more opportunity for intervention and a greater chance of a better future for these children.

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.

Parent Like There's No One Watching

Janel Mills | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Janel Mills

My worst parenting moments, the ones I am least proud of, happened because I was trying to impress a bunch of strangers I'll probably never see again.

10 Striking Photos That Capture What Autism Looks Like Around The World

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents

Photographer Debbie Rasiel spent two years taking pictures of children with autism spectrum disorders all over the world. She discovered that "while l...

Raising A Child With Autism Comes With Extremely High Price Tag

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents

By Chris Taylor NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) - When Linda Mercier's son Sam was around two years old, she knew something wasn't right. ...

The Disorder That Could Deter Families From Having More Children

Posted 06.19.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 06/18/2014 04:32 PM EDT on LiveScience Parents of children with autism sometimes decide not to ...

Why Woody And Jessie Enjoy My Daughter's Autism

Shanell Mouland | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

I'm not hard-pressed to find positives in my daughter's autism diagnosis, and I'm guessing Woody and Jessie might feel the same.

'Speechless' Teacher Left Crying After Mystery Patrons Cover Tab For Students With Autism

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.20.2014 | Good News

The teachers and students of Matthew Jago School in Sewaren, N.J., have an anonymous couple to thank, after the kind strangers picked up the restauran...

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.

Improv(ing) on the Autism Spectrum

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Olenizcak

Over the course of two weeks, six students on the autism spectrum and their families took a one-hour improv class. The results were incredible. While there were many individual successes, the areas of empathy, eye contact and imaginative play saw notable improvements through the whole group.

A Little Girl Answers Your Questions About Autism, Part II

Shanell Mouland | Posted 07.05.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

I choose to play alone because I am independent and strong and the social conventions that rule your anxious world don't affect me in the least.

An Inside Look at Autism: Carter's White Box of Thoughts and Feelings

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Timmerman

Autism awareness month is over. It was a month where we asked "Do you know what autism is?" Now I want to ask a different question: "Do you know one person with autism?" Now, you know Carter.

When Autism Advocacy Meets Southern Politics and NASCAR

Lorri Shealy Unumb | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Lorri Shealy Unumb

The work began a little over 10 years ago after my firstborn son Ryan was diagnosed with severe autism.

17 Photos Of Children That Show What Autism Is Really All About

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents

Recent statistics collected by the Center for Disease Control say that 1 in 68 children are on the autism spectrum. But as anyone who has been touched...

My Family's Adventures With Autism

Denise Henry | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Denise Henry

My family's adventures with autism are far from over. I know there are going to be many more situations that will be frustrating and confusing. I'm looking forward to these adventures with some anxiety and trepidation, but also with a lot of hope and excitement.

This Boy With Autism Hears The World Differently And It's Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.08.2014 | Good News

Tyler Doi isn't your average 8-year-old -- he has a special gift for sound. Growing up, Tyler, who has autism, was passionate about stars and bird...

Autism Acceptance: The Crucial String

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Liane Kupferberg Carter

Disability seeps into all the cracks, the corners, of your life. It becomes the emotional center of the family. Sometimes I felt as if other, typical families were feasting in a great restaurant, while the four of us were standing outside, noses pressed to the glass.

April Is Autism Awareness Month -- Light It Up Blue!

Lisa Masters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Lisa Masters

Autism Awareness month is here again. Puzzle pieces will be scattered everywhere to remind us of an unknown future for those whose world is somewhat different than most, and on April 2, the world will turn a lighter shade of blue.

Ron and Cornelia Suskind on Autism, Animation

Jane Williams | Posted 05.30.2014 | Education
Jane Williams

When the veil of autism descends on a child, devastated parents confront a series of difficult questions and decisions, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind whose new book recounts his family's 20-year odyssey across the elusive realm of autism.

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...

Anna Almendrala

More Children With Autism Are Going To College Than Ever Before (And 5 Other Key Findings)

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents

Research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is still in its infancy, but knowledge about the brain disorder, which is associated with developmental del...

A Father's Perspective: Making A Difference For Our Son

Julian Hung | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living
Julian Hung

Julian Hung’s son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of 2 ½. His son has since had three years of applied behavior analysis (AB...

GPS Tracking Devices for Kids with Autism?

William Stillman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
William Stillman

Schumer's proposed legislation is that the federal government would pay $10 million for GPS tracking devices to be used by children with autism, worn on the wrist or in clothing. Each device would cost about $85.

'Crayons On My Walls Is Success In My House'

Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents

Success means a lot of different things in Erica Sanchez's house. She's the mother of 4-year-old Michaelynn, known to her family as Munchie, who ha...

I'm Not Sorry My Kids Have Autism, So Why Are You?

Courtney Alison | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Courtney Alison

I'm not sorry to be lucky enough to be Aaron, Scarlet and Owen's mother. It is my life's greatest gift and an honor. Full of challenges? Yes, but worth every moment.