How It Began

Victoria Dalzell

Autism Spectrum Disorder

How It Began

I always knew my oldest son was different. He didn’t seem to fit in with other children, and he played alone at play groups and nursery, but it wasn’t until he was in p5 that...

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If You Were Able to Come Face to Face With Autism, What Would You Say?

Karen Reagan Clary

Autism Spectrum Disorder

If You Were Able to Come Face to Face With Autism, What Would You Say?

Go ahead. Vent your frustrations. Share how you persevere in the face of the everyday struggles of autism. It has taken me years to realize that perhaps many of these kids and...

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Katka Pindjakova: How Your Life Has Changed with Autism

katka Pindjakova

Autism Spectrum Disorder

How Your Life Has Changed with Autism

How has life changed since the diagnosis process? It's been very stressful. I need to learn a lot about autism, and it definitely affects the relationship. Has having a child...

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If You Were Able to Come Face to Face With Autism, What Would You Say?

lorraine hipkiss

Autism Spectrum Disorder

If You Were Able to Come Face to Face With Autism, What Would You Say?

Go ahead. Vent your frustrations. Share how you persevere in the face of the everyday struggles of autism. Living with the struggles of autism can be heart-breaking at times,...

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If You Were Able to Come Face to Face With Autism, What Would You Say?

Cathy Grayson

Autism Spectrum Disorder

If You Were Able to Come Face to Face With Autism, What Would You Say?

Go ahead. Vent your frustrations. Share how you persevere in the face of the everyday struggles of autism. Dear Autism. You have tested me to the limits some days but you didn’t...

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Your Autism Support System

Jeanette Sell

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Your Autism Support System

Discuss the support system you rely on to best serve your child. Me. Who are the key members of your support team? My help is a joke. Do you believe you receive adequate support?...

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If You or Someone You Love Were Able to Be Symptom-free for One Day, How Would You Spend the Time?

Jeanette Sell

Autism Spectrum Disorder

If You or Someone You Love Were Able to Be Symptom-free for One Day, How Would You Spend the Time?

What would you do that you aren't able to do now? Asking her what she loves and wants and having a fab day out together.

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Your Autism Support System

Jen Hayes-lewis

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Your Autism Support System

Discuss the support system you rely on to best serve your child. I have 2 children diagnosed with both autism and ADHD, and a third child currently going through the diagnosis...

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What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child Is Really Like

Amy Ames

Autism Spectrum Disorder

What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child Is Really Like

What is it like being an autism mom? The ups, the downs, and the emotional struggle. Always explaining. . . What fears do you face as you raise your child? Facing fears of his...

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What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child Is Really Like

Hayley France

Autism Spectrum Disorder

What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child Is Really Like

What is it like being an autism mom? The ups, the downs, and the emotional struggle. My children are wonderful, creative, intelligent people. My daughter is the most empathetic...

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What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child is Really Like

Terralyn Polege

Autism Spectrum Disorder

What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child is Really Like

What is it like being an autism mom? The ups, the downs, and the emotional struggle. It's being on pins and needles wondering if the school will call yet again to tell you your...

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What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child is Really Like

SUZANNE foley

Autism Spectrum Disorder

What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child is Really Like

What is it like being an autism mom? The ups, the downs, and the emotional struggle. How we struggle to communicate with her and how frustrated she gets when no one understands...

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What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child is Really Like

Rachel Childs

Autism Spectrum Disorder

What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child is Really Like

What is it like being an autism mom? The ups, the downs, and the emotional struggle. No rest. The swing of extreme trauma, panic and fighting emotional and other fires, to laughing...

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What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child Is Really Like

Gina Boyan

Autism Spectrum Disorder

What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child Is Really Like

What is it like being an autism mom? The ups, the downs, and the emotional struggle. I struggle with sadness when my 8 year old child isn't invited to parties, etc. like other...

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My Diagnosis Story

Linda Deleon

Autism Spectrum Disorder

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to the diagnosis? I noticed when my son was a baby, he did not speak baby talk, or even sounds.   His milestones were delayed, such as walking, moving, crawling,...

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What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child is Really Like

Linda Deleon

Autism Spectrum Disorder

What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child is Really Like

What is it like being an autism mom? The ups, the downs, and the emotional struggle. I have a hard time answering this because I am a mother, who realizes she cannot use the same...

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What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child is Really Like, And I Love It!

Nina Silman

Autism Spectrum Disorder

What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child is Really Like, And I Love It!

What is it like being an autism mom? The ups, the downs, and the emotional struggle. It’s like being on a constant roller coaster, you think you have just cracked it, then something...

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The First Signs of Autism I Noticed

Tracey McMann

Autism Spectrum Disorder

The First Signs of Autism I Noticed

What signs did you notice first and when? At about 7 or 8 months, she would not let us feed her with a spoon. She would put her hands in her food and suck it off them.  As time...

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What Being a Grandmother to an Autistic Child Is Really Like

Kaye Chastain

Autism Spectrum Disorder

What Being a Grandmother to an Autistic Child Is Really Like

What is it like being an autism mom? The ups, the downs, and the emotional struggle. How about from a grandmother? This is an essay I wrote, basically for myself a couple of...

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What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child is Really Like

Meredith McGill

Autism Spectrum Disorder

What Being a Mom to an Autistic Child is Really Like

What is it like being an autism mom? The ups, the downs, and the emotional struggle. Being an autism mom is not easy. I think people who don't know much about autism assume it's...

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