Parenting

Book Review – Autism and Your Church – Revised & Updated Edition

I recently received a copy of Autism and Your Church: Nurturing the Spiritual Growth of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder written by Barbara J. Newman from Friendship Ministries. Having read the original version of...

Anxiety is Truly a Family Affair

Although it was my daughter that was diagnosed with an anxiety issue at a very young age it has been the whole family that has been trying to understand and cope with the anxiety. ...

A Psychotherapist’s View On Upcoming DSM Changes

by Barbara Lester, LCSW As a whole, I support the proposed changes to the DSM despite the controversy surrounding the potential shift. About the Clinician or the Client?  My professional experience with the current...
Social Rules

Social Rule # 52: DON’T BE A VICTIM!

Honoring National Safety Month, an integral component to safety is to learn how to not become a victim. Once a victim, the role tends to follow the child everywhere. What is a victim? It is a kid...
siblings

Remember to Support the Sibs – Sibling Support for ASD

Having a child with autism brings with it an overwhelming amount of stress and non-stop advocating. Add to this the legitimate concerns of your typical siblings and this formula will surely create some guilt....

Do You Have a Wanderer? 8 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe

Source: HealthyState.org  Dennis Debbaudt of Port St. Lucie is the father of Brad, who has autism, and the author of many articles and books on the subject.  Dennis offers tips for parents of wanderers. 1. Secure...

Parenting Neurodiversity: Write Yourself a Love Poem

As busy parents and caregivers of children with special needs, we tend to expend our energy away from ourselves and into the constant care, loving and duties of our children. As a writing coach, in...

A Door to Seeing a Brother’s Disability as an Opportunity

This guest post was written by Caroline McGraw. She is the Program Director for L’Arche Washington, DC Arlington homes, a non-profit, faith-based organization that creates homes for  people with and without intellectual disabilities.Caroline...

Should I Tell My Child He Has Autism?

The decision to tell your child that he has autism is a personal one. Knowing when and how to tell your children will present differently for each family. The ultimate decision will also need...