Greta Thunberg: Making the Most of Your Differences

Greta Thunberg: Making the Most of Your Differences https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/greta-thunberg-making-most-differences/

In 2003, a girl named Greta Thunberg was born in Sweden. When that girl was eight years old, she first learned about the very real threat of global warming; a threat humans had caused with their own hands. At the same time, she was assured those hands could work to fix it. If we just […]

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A Conversation With the Next Special Needs Caregiver

A Conversation With the Next Special Needs Caregiver https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/conversation-with-special-needs-caregiver/

I just had an eye-opening conversation with the brother of an individual with autism and his father. The Dad is in not only going through the process of creating a special needs plan designed to care for his son with autism but also prepare his eldest son to take over as caregiver someday. I wanted to […]

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An Exclusive Look at AUTISM With Rayni Anderson Brindley

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives an AUTISM Interview by asking six questions through each letter in the word AUTISM to give readers an insightful perspective from parents, experts, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the field. Today’s AUTISM Interview is with Rayni Anderson Brindley, Senior Vice President of Organizational Development with Devereux, who is responsible for […]

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Multi-Talented Man with Autism Spreads Hope and Awareness

Multi-Talented Man with Autism Spreads Hope and Awareness https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/man-spreads-hope-and-awareness/

Autism Warrior: Russell Lehmann Award-winning motivational speaker, poet, author, and advocate, who continues to overcome his personal struggles with autism to travel the world and share his knowledge, compassion, and hope. In 2003, eleven-year-old Russell was admitted to the psychiatric ward at his local city hospital and stayed for five weeks. Later that fall, he […]

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Love Needs No Words

Love Needs No Words https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/love-needs-no-words/

Big, blue eyes smile at me And little arms extend up, fingers outstretched Reaching for me, like I encompass the whole world – These things say more than a conversation ever could. You come to me, take my hand, and guide me To sit beside you And enjoy your favorite show Or just sit, holding […]

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Differences

Differences https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/deviant/

The story starts with a young boy. He thought he was the same as me and you, except he was a little different than everybody else. He had autism, and didn’t know until his parents told him before he moved to middle school. He still had no concept of how it made him different, until […]

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A Look at My Autistic Brother’s New World: Life Without Mam

A Look at My Autistic Brother’s New World: Life Without Mam https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/my-autistic-brothers-new-world/

It was the week after Mam had passed away and Codge was still in emergency respite at Beeston while the social services tried to find him somewhere permanent. It was the first time my wife, Julie, and I had visited. I decided that not going to see him too much and Codge having to get […]

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Life in My Son’s World of Autism

Life in My Son’s World of Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/life-in-sons-world-autism/

I live in two different worlds. One, let’s call this my “home planet,” is the neurotypical, familiar, and comfortable world in which I was raised and conditioned. The other is “planet Ari,” which is the world of autism. I entered this world as an alien to autism, and have slowly been adapting to the strange […]

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The Social Life or Lack Thereof With Autism

The Social Life or Lack Thereof With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/the-social-life-with-autism/

In the summer of 2003, I had finished high school and was getting ready to start college. My best friend of more than two years was about to leave for the Marines. After I hung out with him one last time before he left, his parents dropped me off at my house. I said goodbye […]

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