Literally Literal

Declan is a concrete thinker. He is focused on facts in the here and now, physical objects, and literal definitions. Read more about concrete thinking, here!

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The Need for Better Ways to Identify Girls with Autism

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What Does a Good Friend to Someone with Autism Look Like?

What does a good friend to someone with autism look like? Find out, here!

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“Autism and Girls: The Hidden Gender”

Girls and boys on the autism spectrum often present differently. Read about our family’s gender differences, here!

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Autism and Aggression

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The GOOD in 2017

If I am not careful, my “mom” worry takes over. So I took a look back to highlight all the GOOD of 2017.

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On This Day

Over the holidays I clicked the “On this day” update on Facebook. I was taken back on our autism journey.

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The Best Advice I’ve Heard to Give the Newly Diagnosed

Turns out, I didn’t know what I thought I knew – and it hurt me when Declan was diagnosed. Find out what I learned, here!

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“Wait! What?” Processing Verbal Information and Autism

Autism involves problems with socializing and communication.  Processing what one hears is a large part of social communication. Read more about this, here!

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“The Label”

I’ve said it before, hearing “The Label” to describe autism really gets on my nerves. Autism is a diagnosis given by professionals to help individuals affected to proper support and different therapies. Read more about the differences, here!

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