Super Powers? Moms Beat Superheroes Every Time

  It may not seem like it, but we’ve come so far in being able to identify and diagnose someone on the autism spectrum. Even though Aspergers Syndrome was classified in 1944 by pediatrician Hans Asperger, no medical professional or therapist ever mentioned or discussed it as a possible explanation for my son’s developmental and social issues. I knew at two that something was amiss and even suspected that Jonathan was autistic but the professionals were adamant that he couldn’t be because he was high functioning. But we moms, KNOW … [Read more...]

Autimism: Changing the World Through Volunteerism

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies. By Karen Krejcha It was about six years ago in 2008 that my husband and I held each other in the back of Journey Church in Camas, WA. Our youngest son at age 2 had just been diagnosed with autism. Over the previous months, we had watched his development regress. He had stopped speaking, started grunting and spun in circles without ever losing his balance. We were newcomers to the church and the community. When the first few notes of Amazing Grace began, … [Read more...]