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Because of his autism, I crave the secret to acceptance even more now than when I was a kid.
I used to shrug them off and laugh, but it's not funny to think about a pregnant woman terrified to circumcise her son.
Potty-training, yes. How to tie shoes, of course. But how to play? That wasn't on my parenting to-do list.
As the parent of a child with autism, I've had to help my son work through many fears, even the ones that can't be easily understood.
For kids with autism, getting ready for bed can be challenging.
Being a special needs parents it's natural to do for our kids.
We hear so much bad news and complaining and sadness on the internet these days that stories like this one deserve every drop of attention they can muster.
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In a few days, 2013 will be over. I’m one of those folks who gets really emotional around New Year’s.
“Is it Christmas yet?” That’s the question my 7-year-old son Norrin has asked every day, since the day after Thanksgiving.
The holidays can be difficult for kids with autism. Christmas is the season of sensory overload!
I can’t tell you how often people have said that my husband and I should have a date night.
Paul Corby is still waiting for a heart transplant. Paul, 24, has a rare, congenital heart condition called Left Ventricular Noncompaction (LVN) which makes his heart less able to pump blood throughout his body.
Holiday shopping for children with autism or any other special needs can be challenging, here are a few holiday gift items, suggestions and tips that can help.
When you have a child with autism or any other special need, something as simple as going to a movie can be a challenging.
WIth Thanksgiving days away, I'm using simple and fun everyday activities to teach my son 7 year old son about the holiday.
I knew being a mom wouldn't be easy. But when my son was diagnosed with autism, I learned about a whole different kind of stress.
The idea that we might be able to see autism signs at 6 weeks of age fills my heart with hope, but also with sadness.
In the aftermath of a missing autistic teenager, New York City Senator Chuck Schumer proposes tracking devices for kids with autism who have a history of wandering while an autism mom petitions to bring Project Lifesaver to New York City.
The older my son gets, bringing him into the ladies room will raise eyebrows.
There was a time when I said that I would never put my son on medication.
We make Election Day a teachable moment and I want Norrin to be a part of our voting process.
From fictional characters, pop culture icons and women who have changed the world - click through to see the females I want my son to feel empowered and inspired by.
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Last year, Huffington Post Writer, Allison Tate, urged moms to stay in the picture after she realized that "too much of a mama's life goes undocumented and unseen."
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