As parents, we want our kids to catch up—“fixing” those parts that will make them stand out or struggle to keep them in the game. We work tirelessly to build those skills that we fear will cause others to exclude them, to weed out those quirks that may make other kids walk away, or to

in Autism Parenting Advice by Emily Daniels, MSW, RP, Med

After getting a diagnosis, parents often ask me how they should tell their child that they have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Many struggle with how outsiders will view their child, worry that the information will be confusing or upsetting, fear that their child might use ASD as a crutch, or simply wonder just how useful

in Autism Parenting Advice by Emily Daniels, MSW, RP, Med

My marriage almost ended. The daily stress and energy expended to advocate for and raise my active and unusual child on the autism spectrum led to complete exhaustion and meltdown. There was simply nothing left for anyone else, including my spouse. Hyper-focus on my son’s well-being, coupled with differences between my partner and me in

in Autism Parenting Advice by Emily Daniels, MSW, RP, Med

Before you shrug off mindfulness as a trendy buzzword found on supermarket tabloids or at a local yoga studio, hear me out.  Mindful parenting is not complicated, nor is it something that you have to make time for; it is simply about being present. It’s an evidence-based practice that works. It’s about stopping and noticing

in Autism Solutions by Emily Daniels, MSW, RP, Med