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Autism and Aggression: Why Loving Parents Sometimes Need to Call 911

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You’ve probably seen the story floating around in your newsfeed about the 13-year-old boy with autism who, in the midst of a mental health crisis, was shot as he ran away by the police who had been called in to … Continue reading

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Autism Housing Crisis: Message in a Bottle before the Tsunami

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February 25, 2020 This is a topic worse than politics or religion. It is a topic that many actively address daily by way of status updates on Facebook, but posting and commenting are not going to change the urgency. This … Continue reading

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Kindness Counts: Inclusion Begins at Home

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February 19, 2020 Did you know that February is North American Inclusion Month? Nope? Me neither. I had no idea, and I don’t know how I missed it. We hear a lot more about Autism Awareness Month in April because … Continue reading

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Flying with a Disability: Our Experience with TSA Cares

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July 25, 2019 June was a busy month for my 14-year-old with autism and I. We had two plane trips to take, just the two of us. He’s now bigger than I am, so I wanted to make sure that … Continue reading

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Gaming the System? Blocks to Employment for Adults with Autism

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May 22, 2019 (As the AutismOne Conference gets going in Chicago today. It sometimes seems that efforts to increase autism awareness are no longer necessary. As the numbers continue to climb—it’s now estimated that 1 in every 36 American children … Continue reading

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Measles and Vaccines: For Your Compassionate Consideration

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  February 28, 2019 I’m going to be very careful as I write this. In return, I’d like to ask for a degree of care from you. I’d like to ask you to be careful about how you talk about … Continue reading

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I Have a Child Who . . .

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February 6, 2019   As Thinking Parents, we all have children we love. Chances are if you are reading this blog, you have a child you love and also have a child who . . .   Has autism Has … Continue reading

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The Anxious Child: What You Can Do to Help

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November 14, 2018 Having a child with anxiety causes a lot of anxiety for the parent. It is such a nebulous thing that seems to strike for no reason and respond to very little. There are many strategies for managing … Continue reading

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My Child Has Been Diagnosed with Autism, Now What?

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August 16, 2018 When a child receives a diagnosis of autism, parents are often left feeling bewildered and overwhelmed by the road ahead. When my son David was diagnosed with autism twelve years ago, I was handed a piece of paper … Continue reading

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For Almost Neurotypical Kids Who Struggle

June 16, 2018 I’ve written many times about my older son, who was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the fall of 2000. What I haven’t shared publicly, is the story of the little baby who was in the … Continue reading

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