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What “Autism in Love” Teaches Us About Romance On and Off the Spectrum

Posted by The SAILS Group , in Coping & Encouragement, Autism Awareness 12 January 2017 · 1,530 views
autism, love, dating and autism
Finding love is rarely an easy pursuit, but it’s one that millions upon millions embark upon once or more in a lifetime. For people with ASD (autism spectrum disorder), it can be even more difficult. Romance is all about identifying and expressing emotions, something that can be challenging...


4 Bloggers Spreading Awareness & Hope To Families With Special Needs

Posted by The SAILS Group , in Family Issues, Coping & Encouragement, Education & Autism, Autism Awareness 01 December 2016 · 1,219 views
autism, blogger, special needs and 1 more...
Autism Daddy  

What is most noticeable about parents who have children diagnosed with severe autism is their ability to be humble, frank, and among other things, patient — especially with people who don’t understand the realities of autism. Started by 46-year old Frank Campana, whose son 1...


Our story- the beginning from diagnosis

Posted by sdiggs , in Coping & Encouragement, Family Issues 14 January 2014 · 989 views

My name is Stephanie and this is my first foray into blogging so please bare with me :)   I am a mother to three children: 2 boys and 1 girl.  My youngest son is 3 and was somewhat recently diagnosed with autism.  Initially, our son's diagnosis was a bomb shell. I don't know if we were living under the delusion that he was just developing slower b...


Creating Positive Experiences for Kids on the Autism Spectrum During Special Events

Posted by cchammer , in Coping & Encouragement, Family Issues 27 November 2013 · 1,190 views
children with autism, ASD and 8 more...
Creating Positive Experiences for Kids on the Autism Spectrum During Special Events Celebrations are a big part of life. There are little ones occurring spontaneously that we should acknowledge and pause to celebrate every day. As a parent of a child with Autism this could be a new word uttered from your non-verbal child or a quick smile that makes eye contact with your face. Then there are other special events that are planned out and a...


Helping Kids with Autism Survive the School Social Scene

Posted by cchammer , in Uncategorized, Coping & Encouragement 30 August 2013 · 2,298 views
autism, parenting and 7 more...
Helping Kids with Autism Survive the School Social Scene No two of us are alike. We all have different likes and dislikes, challenges and strengths. But we are similar in that we are social animals and we live in a social world. Some of us may thoroughly enjoy making social connections and others may view it as a chore or an intrusion into our world.

As adults we are often able to control how much and when we...


ABA Therapy- Anyone experience worsened behaviors 6 months in?

Hi, My name is Tamara. My son Trystan was diagnosed with Autistic Disorder at age three and we were going through PCIT for a year, he was also going to ECSE in our town and a local daycare provider at the beginning of this year (at age 4). I got concerned as he was presenting with unsafe behaviors (running out of the school, and hitting peers) I worried he...


A community divided

Posted by National Autism Network , in Autism Awareness, Coping & Encouragement 27 June 2013 · 1,566 views
autism community

This may or may not be the right place to voice my opinion on this subject but I wanted to get it out.  As a father with a 3 year old daughter on the spectrum, we have been involved in the autism community now almost a year.  In that...


Learning through the seasons

Posted by BehindStarburstEyes , in Education & Autism, Coping & Encouragement 16 June 2013 · 828 views
homeschoolingabaautism, solstice and 2 more...
I tend to make a big deal out of the beginning of each season. I do this in part due to my spiritual and religious beliefs. But I also do it because I believe nature is a wonderful teacher of very important lessons. It's a wonderful way to help my children understand that everything changes. That there is a time for everything, for birds to sing, and...


So here we are, on our desolate island =D

Posted by JDelia , in Uncategorized, Coping & Encouragement, Autism Awareness 13 June 2013 · 860 views
Mild ASD, ADHD and 3 more...
Ok, so I just started my blog {No shoes, No shirt, No social graces, No problem!} yesterday on another site and was invited to share it here.  So far I haven't found an option for adding an existing blog, and obviously I don't have time to re-blog, so it seems I can only insert the link for you all to view it on the other site.  Hope this works...