”Fixing” Autism

by Lou An awesome video to encourage you to never give up 🙂 Related Articles: Complete List of All Articles on Autism Spectrum Directory Advertisements

A Father’s Moment

By Patrick Paulitz Reprinted with permission from a featured article that appeared in the September/October 2005 issue of Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine. Learn more, http://www.AutismDigest.com. All of us make daily choices in life. Most of these choices are trivial, like what to have for dinner or what color socks to wear. Other choices are more … Continue reading

How to Grieve Missed Milestones

by Autism Spectrum Directory, All Rights Reserved. I came across a post by Emily Coleman where she described how grief not only came after a diagnosis of a disability for her child, but also came after each missed milestone. This grief is hard to share with friends and family who have a typical developing child because there … Continue reading

Growing up with Asperger’s in Retrospect

Not so long ago, I had the opportunity to sit with a group of pre-teenagers with Asperger’s Syndrome, and I had the chance to ask a question I am often asked: Does it help to know? Does it help to know that your way of being—with its frustrations and anxieties and gifts—has a name? Invariably, … Continue reading

The Autism Spectrum: A New Cultural Competency

by William Stillman As an adult on the autism spectrum, it is with frustrating frequency that I grapple with the misunderstanding and misinterpretation of my words and deeds; some, it seems, always rush to judgment and presume the worst in me when the exact opposite is true: I usually act out of consideration and selflessness … Continue reading

An Individual’s Worth

by Carolyn Cogswell Many people believe their significance equates to their accomplishments and judge themselves and others accordingly. The Bible offers a different approach. People tend to evaluate themselves and others based on what they do rather than on any concept of their intrinsic worth. An understanding of the worth of a person limited to what … Continue reading

Parental Perspectives and Supporting Families on the Autism Spectrum

by Alison Singer, President of the Autism Science Foundation This presentation is from the point of view of the parent of a child with autism. Alison Singer, President of the Autism Science Foundation, starts by reviewing the early warning signs of autism, highlighting the red flags and discussing the importance of early intervention. She looks at … Continue reading

Autism: A Parent’s Perspective

This article provides a parent’s perspective on autism. It shows how one’s denial of the condition turned into acceptance. This led to further support. Standing in his bedroom behind closed mini-blinds, I watched my two-and-a-half-year-old son scream loudly. He was babbling using an unrecognizable language, babbling out of mere frustration. He would raise his arms … Continue reading

Living with Autism Everyday

A seven minute You Tube version of the film Autism Every Day shares parents perspectives of what it is like to raise a child on the Autism Spectrum. The original 13-minute version of the film can also be viewed but requires Windows Media Player. This is an article about the film from The New York Observer. Source: Autism … Continue reading