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"Eternally Grateful to Autism" - Why I'm Thankful

With Thanksgiving this week, it seems an apt time to step back and think about what we're thankful for. Like we did for our Father's Day series,  we reached out to some of our AHSS team members and asked them to share what they're most thankful...

"A GIANT plateful of brownies and just enough milk" - Why I'm Thankful

From left to right:  Peter, Ben, Laura, and Josh Perisin

Why I'm Thankful - from a mom of autism

As we are fast approaching Thanksgiving, it seems an apt time to step back and think about what we're thankful for. Like we did for our Father's Day series,  we reached out to some of our AHSS team members and asked them to share what they're...

Finding answers as a parent of special needs children - You Are Not Alone

 

Stacie's kiddos

Day-to-day life as the mom of special needs children - You're Not Alone

There are so many things I have to say about being the mom of special needs children that it’s hard to know where to begin. It is a very widespread topic – one, I know, that many don't hear enough about. The reasons for that are likely that it is...

Understanding neurodiversity - You Are Not Alone

Reflecting on the need for understanding neurodiversity, I'm reminded of a few years ago when I allowed my son and his best friend (who also has ASD) to take our dog down to the beach a few blocks from our house. I came down about 45 minutes...

Revisiting AHSS's Halloween Tips for Children with Autism!

Part of the fun of Halloween is the escape from the usual routine and expectations. We get to dress up! We get to scare and be scared! But what’s fun for the neurotypical kiddo can be challenging for those with special needs. Challenging doesn’t...

Therapy Is Effective, Regardless of Age - You're Not Alone

Last week I visited my family. I wanted to surprise Jennifer, my autistic younger sister, who I had not seen in about three months. Unfortunately, she figured out I was coming. My mom had bought lemonade, my favorite drink in the world, and upon...

How My Sister With ASD Stood Up to Bullies

No matter what their child is like, whether they have autism or are neurotypical, every parent worries about them being bullied. My family and I worried that Jennifer, my sister who is on the autism spectrum, would be picked on for being...

Jennifer and the New Gym Teacher - You Are Not Alone (BLOG)

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