Personal Perspective

Tips for Working Towards Goals

I have been on a journey as an autism advocate for the last two years now. I have learned so much about myself, about autism, and so many other things while I have been...
Mother's Day Chloe Rothschild

A Mother’s Day Letter to Moms of Kids with Isms

I want to dedicate this letter to my mom and both of my grandmas for this and all future Mother's Day.  I love you all so much, and could not do everything that I...

My Personal Experience on Being Rigid with Routines and Rituals

If you work with or care for a loved one with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I am sure you know that individuals with ASD are known to be somewhat rigid in their routines.  As...

My Personal View and Tips on Transitions

Transitions can be tough for everyone, but they can be especially challenging for people with special needs. Whether the transition is from one activity to another or a break in normal routine, both can...

3 Things I Wish I Knew During My First College Semester

Today, I’m going to write a fun piece about the top three things I wish I did differently last semester. As you all know, last semester was my first college semester at the University...

Let Happy Be: How to Encourage Happiness

I am sure by now most of you know that I have autism. Sometimes having autism means that I experience life and see things differently. My life is far from the typical 20-year-old, but...

Teens with Autism Finding Mentors Within Their Own Community

When on the spectrum, connecting with others with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be incredibly supportive.  The support stems from the simple fact that we understand each other and can offer unconditional acceptance. ...

Activities to Keep Your Child Busy and Pass the Time During a Natural Disaster

A natural disaster can affect many individuals and leave them without power, and possibly having to evacuate their homes. A disaster is hard for anyone, especially children, and it is even harder if you...

Students Living and Coping With Sensory Differences

As an individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, I experience sensory differences. These sensory differences can and often do impact my day-to-day life. One important thing to remember is that I have always had...

The Journey of Acceptance and Self-Advocacy

I have always known I was different from others; ever since I was a little girl I knew that I had special needs. I knew that I went to therapy, I knew that I...