I really used to think that I might have done something bad or wrong to cause Angel’s autism. However, I realize that I am not alone. I also realize that I am somewhat fortunate because there are others in far worse situations than me. A few weeks ago, I was asked if I wanted to
Imagine needing a social story to guide you on a date. For people on the autism spectrum, this may be their reality because social impairments are a characteristic of this disability.
1 in 54 boys are on the autism spectrum and my son is that one. As a parent, Angel’s autism diagnosis broke my heart yet it explained so much. It explained his speech delay. It explained why he loved lining up of toys in a row. It explained the head banging (yes, Angel bangs his
We entered the meeting room and sat around the table. A few seconds later, our IFSP meeting began. “Does he bang his head?” “No,” I replied “Does he rock back and forth?” “No,” I replied again. I knew where the district rep was going with her line of questioning. I had heard about autism. I