A Special Thanks to Autism Parents

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Over my years as an autism specialist, what has inspired me most is watching the incredible things parents do for their children on the spectrum. And my friend Danelle Shouse, who parents a 5 year old not-so-verbal child, has been just as moved by the amazing support she has received from other autism parents over the years. In the video … Read More

3 of the Most Confusing Things About Being an Autism Dad

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[Note: This post is written specifically for autism dads who are not the daytime caregiver, but it also may be useful for moms in similar circumstances, grandparents and anyone else who is trying to bond and relate with an autistic child.] I want to acknowledge autism dads and other men who love a woman with an autistic child. I am … Read More

How Not-So-Verbal Autistic Children Communicate

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The most beautiful exchanges I’ve witnessed have been between not-so-verbal children and their parents. There is a belief that many autistic children do not want to communicate or socialize, but my experience has been much the opposite. These children have an extreme desire to communicate, but their motor challenges and sensitivity to their environment often block their ability to verbalize. … Read More

Nobody Knew My Nonverbal Autistic Child Could Read, Until He Surprised Everyone

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Sometimes, the cover tells us very little about the story within. These can be some of the best reads. Autistic children, especially those who struggle with speech and motor skills, can appear on the outside to be very disconnected and out of touch. Below the surface though we are discovering that many of these same children have rich inner worlds … Read More

How to Make the Best Autism Parenting Decisions

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Being a parent is overwhelming enough. Being a parent of an autistic child can feel like you’re an astronaut with no formal training. “Alright Marci, you’re going to Mars next week. Here’s 5,000 books on how we think you should do it, and here’s another 5,000 about all the things that can go wrong. Blastoff!” We all know that this … Read More

How To More Deeply Connect with Your Autistic Child and Calm Your Household

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As a parent of a child with autism, there are so many things that demand your attention: appointments, therapies, household chores, careers, and you know, the day-to-day rigamarole. Unfortunately, this sometimes hectic life can make it very difficult for parents to genuinely connect with their autistic child. And connecting with a child with autism can be quite challenging, even when … Read More