Autism Speaks (and Jenny McCarthy) Do Not Speak for Me and My Family
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Autism Speaks (and Jenny McCarthy) Do Not Speak for Me and My Family

Autism speaks is a bit of a controversy in the autism community. But why is that? And why, are we as parents, not as aware of this? Surely an organization such as autism speaks would act in the best interest of those on the autism spectrum, right? That is what I had believed as well…

10 Commonly Believed Myths About Autism Spectrum Disorder

10 Commonly Believed Myths About Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism acceptance begins with autism awareness, right? One thing that I know I can do as a parent of an autistic child, is to address this. So, let’s get started with 10 common myths about Autism Spectrum Disorder. While it hasn’t happened in quite some time, there were definitely days where we would get a…

5 Tried and True Calm Down Strategies for Autism Meltdowns
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5 Tried and True Calm Down Strategies for Autism Meltdowns

As a parent of an autistic individual, meltdowns are something that we deal with. These calming strategies for autism meltdowns are ones that we have used time and time again in our household. It’s just part of life, you get used to it and develop autism meltdown strategies to help. These calming strategies have helped…

Things that Parents of Autistic Children are Sick of Hearing

Things that Parents of Autistic Children are Sick of Hearing

I often hear what’s meant to be “helpful advice” usually from well meaning strangers. And while most of the time I can at least appreciate the fact that they’re trying to help; it’s really just getting on my nerves. I’m certainly not against receiving advice, just that when it comes to my autistic child, I…