In our family, My wife and my daughters are neurotypical while my twin sons and I are autistic. This presents some difficulties in sibling interactions. I’m sure we aren’t the only neurodiverse family, but we have had some learning experiences along our journey. Just in case anyone else is experiencing similar difficulties, I’ll share what […]
Have you ever seen a child flapping or shaking their hands for minutes on end? Maybe they were spinning, rocking, or humming. Then again you may have seen a child hitting their head, slapping their hands, or clapping their hands quite hard. This is what we, in the autism community, call stimming. Stimming is the […]
A child with autism can be very trying at times. Be it a nonverbal child crying and scrambling to figure out what has upset them. Maybe it’s an unexpected change in the routine that has triggered a meltdown. Then of course there are the times when the restaurant doesn’t have any food that fits your […]
Living with my own echo. One thing that most parents are well aware of, is to be careful what you say around their children. Most parents also have a funny story about some word their child picked up and started repeating. For parents of children with autism, this is even more true. And in this […]
Whether your child does homework or homeschool in your home. Your home is an essential aspect of your child’s learning experience. After all many kids spend nearly as much time in the home as they do in a classroom. There’s a quote that comes to mind on this topic. “The world will teach our children […]
These words were once spoken regarding the integration of races in American culture. As we understand more about autism, we understand that integration is much needed. A neurodiverse classroom provides growth and social development in both directions. Neurotypicals learn valuable skills through their interactions with the neurodivergent students and vice-versa. Temple Grandin, a pillar of […]
Two generations of autistics in under one roof. As an adult with autism, I have faced my share of hurdles. Particularly, my early years before we discover my autism. One hurdle I didn’t expect was the hurdle of raising autistic children. I have four children, a seven-year-old daughter, and a five-year-old daughter. They are both […]
Autism evaluation can be a long and frustrating process. In this post I will share some encouragement and tips for your journey.
How I talked to my twins about being autistic I hear this question asked quite frequently. While every case is unique, I feel strongly that it will benefit the child to know what they are cognitively able to process as they grow. I thought it would be helpful to other parents for me to share […]
On today’s “Talk About It” segment I wanted to share a bit of a controversial view. I have talked about this with many people face to face. However, this will be my first time sharing it with this many people.