Parenting Autism Stories

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

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Parents 'Blindsided' by Teacher Giving Their Son with Autism the 'Most Annoying Male' Award
Bailly Preparatory Academy has taken disciplinary action against the special education teacher involved.
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?
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.
One Sister's Heartfelt Message About Her 3 Brothers With Autism Goes Viral for the Best Reason
Ali's viral Facebook post about her beloved Michael, Anthony, and Luke packs a powerful message about the ASD community.
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.
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.

More Parenting Autism Stories

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.
This Hairdresser's Kindness Toward a Boy with Autism Is Winning the Internet
A hairdresser's act of kindness highlights why it's important to meet kids with autism on their level.
All the Feels: See This Mom's Heartwarming Post about Her Son's New Autism Service Dog

We love this post about how the long-awaited arrival of a service dog filled a mom with hope for her son's future.