Parenting Autism Stories

Raising a child with autism has many daily challenges. Read stories from real moms and dads about parenting children with autism.

I Haven't Told My Closest Friends About My Son's Autism Diagnosis, Here's Why

How could I say, "Yes, I'm well-versed in the IEP process," without it derailing what was meant to be a carefree evening? Would I be able to adequately explain that although we'd been friends for almost a half-dozen years, I'd never told her my son has autism?
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I Learned to Forgive Myself For Not Realizing My Son Has Autism

For years, I was sure it was my fault. As a teacher for children with special needs, I should have realized my son had autism. But I finally let go of my guilt.
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This Film About an All-Autistic Swim Team Is Worth Diving Into

Mark your calendars and be sure to watch this excellent documentary about a swim team whose members are all on the autism spectrum.
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How a Playground High-Five Changed My Outlook on My Son's Autism

This mom-of-two, including a nonverbal 4-year-old with autism, recounts how taking her sons to the playground makes her realize just how blessed she really is.
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We Cured Our Son's Autism

When the doctors said our son would be severely disabled for life, we set out to prove them wrong.
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A Day in the Life: Raising a Child with Autism

One mother offers an intimate and personal look into her day-to-day life of raising a son with autism.
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You Have to See the Sweet Bond Between This Boy With Autism and His Deaf Dog

Six-year-old Connor, who is non-verbal, and Ellie the boxer, who is deaf and responds to sign language, are a match made in heaven.