Approaching the Autism Journey with Optimism

When my son was young, he was very different from all his peers. It wasn’t until he was a teen when he was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome. But back then, being on the spectrum was a mystery, even to the professionals who worked with him. Here was my precious child, my beautiful son, and there were few people I could turn to for any answers or advice. I relied on my unconditional love, intuition and fierce determination to help him with what he needed when he needed it. Oh, how I longed to find even one other parent who would understand … [Read more...]

Autimism: The Little Things

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies. By Brooke Twine Parents of children with ASD often celebrate things that others find mundane. These are things that are typical of many children or things that just appear humdrum in day-to-day life. I am sure the first time these things happen most parents will cheer about it but for me, it is when non-frequent little things pop up between Mr. H and I, that I feel on top of the world. One day I was sitting on the couch and Mr. H came walk out with a … [Read more...]

Autimism: Stand By Me

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies. Conner's Law for Special Needs Child Support By Sharon Cummings So many of you as family members and/or loved ones of children with autism or special needs are advocating on a daily basis for your child. Attending an IEP meeting and speaking for your child is advocating. Questioning what a doctor, counselor, teacher or any professional who is working with your child to determine if this is what is best for your child is advocating. To listen to their … [Read more...]