I was so proud when one of my recently-graduated students with autism got a job at his family-run jewelry store.  When I visited him there, he was the only one working, and a few customers were browsing. I was interested in purchasing a necklace, so he took out a few large trays of jewelry which

in Financial Planning by Karen Kabaki-Sisto, MS, CCC-SLP

Terrorism, school shootings, disastrous weather — these are just a few sobering reminders of the sometimes unpredictable world we live in.  In times of distress, children with autism especially need our help to navigate such confusing and scary moments.  If warranted, assistance from a qualified professional such as a psychologist, social worker, or counselor should

in Autism Safety by Karen Kabaki-Sisto, MS, CCC-SLP

Passing by a playground, you’ll sometimes hear bullying remarks like, “Hey, Fatty—the ocean isn’t even big enough for a whale like you!” So painful! Most of us have experienced the physical and/or emotional pain of bullying in our lifetime, the negative effects of which sadly can last a lifetime. Even as adults, we aren’t free

in Bullying by Karen Kabaki-Sisto, MS, CCC-SLP