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.
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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.
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.