Your parenting style: helicopter, snowplow, or what is actually needed? You know what it takes to parent a child on the spectrum. You do this parenting gig every day. You know it is a bigger role than most parents will ever face and includes extra encouragement, extra reminders, extra appointments, less sleep, less personal time,

in Autism Solutions by Rachel Bédard, PhD

That moment when you realize your child isn’t the only family member on the spectrum… So, adults can be on the spectrum. And so can women. Two profound sentences that really shouldn’t be quite so profound, but we continue to be amazed when we find women on the spectrum. Here is a typical scenario in

in Autism Parenting Advice by Rachel Bédard, PhD

Most parents of teens tell me they are not ready for their baby to date!  No question, their teens are curious, developing sexually in a typical manner (thank you, puberty), wondering/anxious about dating, and are truly considering the possibility of dating.  Before we get to the horrors and anxieties of dating, let’s recall some of

in Transitioning to Adulthood by Rachel Bédard, PhD