Just the mere thought of Halloween can send many autism moms into a tailspin. Ah, yes, Halloween. The time of year when little devils feast on candy and bounce around the house until midnight. Then, when their sugar levels start to crash, they load up on more refined sugar, additives, nitrates, and artificial colors—all the

in Autism Diet and Nutrition by Ruthangela Bernadette

A year ago, if you had told me a raging pandemic would sweep across the globe, all schools would be closed, and parents would wind up holding down full-time jobs while simultaneously supervising their kids’ education, all from the comfort of their living rooms, I’d have told you to check the small print on your

in Autism Parenting Advice by Ruthangela Bernadette

The lazy summer mornings are but a distant memory as kids are returning to school for another year and their mothers rejoice at the thought of some well-earned peace and quiet once more. So why, when our little ones are getting back into a stable routine that helps keep them grounded, are so many moms

in Social Skills by Ruthangela Bernadette

With summer break fast approaching, many of us have fond memories of our parents loading us into the car with the dog, camping equipment, and supplies and setting off on a family road trip, singing all the way. But for many of us, these fond recollections remain firmly in the past, never to be repeated.

in Autism Solutions by Ruthangela Bernadette

You can’t get away from news of the COVID-19 coronavirus. It’s everywhere, from television and radio to the schoolyard. Many parents are wondering how to talk to their kids about the virus in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already are. Here are some excellent tips for

in COVID-19 Coronavirus and Autism by Ruthangela Bernadette