Autism on TV: A Parent’s Perspective

Autism on TV: A Parent’s Perspective

I asked my husband if he wanted to watch The Good Doctor, ABC’s new show about Dr. Shaun Murphy, who has autism and savant syndrome. According to the ABC website, though he is “unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical...
Walking In Quicksand: How Autism Challenges Success

Walking In Quicksand: How Autism Challenges Success

I recently discovered Ashlyn Washngton’s blog, Walking in Quicksand, and it’s brilliant. I am grateful to her for letting me share her post by the same name. I think it is the perfect sentiment to wrap up Autism Awareness Month. As the world turns off the...
Parents: Trust Your Instincts!

Parents: Trust Your Instincts!

Fellow autism mom Cathy Jameson does it again. Last year she shared her son Ronan’s story here. Cathy is an amazing writer and I am thrilled that she wrote this piece for me. But even more than that, I am awed and inspired by her tireless devotion to help other...
Dear Lisa: Inspiring Autism Advice From The Future

Dear Lisa: Inspiring Autism Advice From The Future

In yesterday’s post, veteran autism parents shared what they wished they knew when their child was first diagnosed with autism. We don’t have a time machine to go back and tell our new-autism-parent selves this stuff, but hopefully our autism advice can...
Ask The Experts: What You Need To Know About Autism

Ask The Experts: What You Need To Know About Autism

One of the most difficult things about autism is that we (parents, families) seem to turn into Martians. We are this weird new species that the outside world is observing, but not necessarily understanding. I think that’s one of the reasons autism parents are so...

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