Raising a child with autism has many daily challenges. Read stories from real moms and dads about parenting children with autism.
One mother offers an intimate and personal look into her day-to-day life of raising a son with autism.
The mom of an autistic son wrestles with the debate about ABA therapy for kids on the spectrum, and asks an autistic adult for input.
When the doctors said our son would be severely disabled for life, we set out to prove them wrong.
My son is 8 and big for his age, but he acts like a toddler -- tantrums and all.
A hairdresser's act of kindness highlights why it's important to meet kids with autism on their level.
Stimming behavior can seem mysterious, but it's easier to understand when explained by an adult who has autism.
Labeling kids as "high" or "low" functioning is harmful--here's why.
Raising children with autism is a challenging but incredible journey. And those along the spectrum are diverse in many ways -- including whether they're verbal or noverbal. Here, parents raising kids with autism share personal photos and descriptions of their kids to show what makes them truly beautiful and amazing.
Parents talk about the struggles and triumphs of raising children with Autism. Families work every day to overcome challenges such as communication problems, sensory issues, temper tantrums, and societys pressure on Autism children. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com
Bill Davis and his wife have had to fight every step of the way to get their autistic son, Chris, the help he needs -- and they won't take no for an answer. Meet this determined family, then get our exclusive guide to top resources on autism.
Toys "R" Us stores in the UK are offering a "quiet hour" for shoppers with autism this holiday, and we'd love if U.S. retailers did the same!
Children with autism typically have problems developing a social skill set and friendships and often enjoy isolation. One ABA Behavioral-based social skills group uses positive reinforcements and corrective feedback to help young kids develop necessary "learning to learn"y behaviors that will impact their futures. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com
One mom wrestles to understand which term better serves individuals on the spectrum, including her son.
As a society, what are we doing to ensure that children diagnosed today will grow up to have a satisfying life? That's what one mom of a little boy with autism wants to know.
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.
April is Autism Awareness Month, now more commonly being called Autism Acceptance Month, when those with the disorder and their families and friends promote inclusion and work to change the dialogue from one of fear and pity to that of support and empowerment. Here are the stories of 21 autistic kids from around the world who might shift your perspective.
I want a narrative of hope to prevail in my son's life, and in all conversations about autism. Here's why--and how--I keep hoping, even in dark times.
We love this post about how the long-awaited arrival of a service dog filled a mom with hope for her son's future.
Two police officers surprised a dad and his autistic daughter with this act of kindness.
This 6-year-old could teach all of us a thing or two about compassion and understanding.
Um, yeah. We'd say this young man nailed Michael Jackson's dance.
My son shouldn't be an object upon whom others can perform so-called "good deeds."
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.
Despite the stories of misunderstanding and hate we often hear, we shouldn't forget there's also a lot of kindness in the world, too.
Two moms who have been there offer tips on how you can help if you see a child with autism or other special needs having a hard time in public.