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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Autism: A Whole-Body Disorder

In our house there is a sleep disorder, food aversions and Gastrointestinal Distress.
So, I was excited to read a report today from Autism Speaks addressing these co-morbid issues of autism and addressing autism as a whole-body disorder. Read more about their findings here!

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Autism Awareness Night at the Ballpark

Every Major League Baseball team celebrates autism awareness one night in April. Here is how our special night went celebrating autism awareness near us!

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Swim Lessons for Autism

According to the National Autism Society, from 2009 to 2011, accidental drowning accounted for 91% of reported wandering-related deaths in children
with autism. I really NEEDED to find swim lessons for Declan – but where? Here is where we found success!

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Meet Julia!

Recently I was wondering how I could help spread autism awareness to deaf ears. But then another media outlet opened bringing autism awareness to the TV. Meet Sesame Street’s new character on the autism spectrum, Julia!

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Billy Cranston, You’re the MVP!

Recently we took Declan to the movies to see the new Power Rangers movie. I went so Declan could have a good time at the movies. I left with a huge smile on my face for a completely different reason. Find out why, I was smiling here!

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Why I Will Light It Up Blue

Autism awareness is an everyday reality for our family. On April 2 we are excited to spread awareness out for World Autism Awareness Day. Find out why this first step is so important to us, here!

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The Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

It’s time to learn about autism to start spreading some awareness to gain understanding, acceptance and inclusion! Read about the symptoms of autism, here!

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