A tale of an autistic adolescent boy going through life’s natural changes when change is his worst enemy. 4:53am: ”Mom?” A low whisper from my 12-year-old son. I give no response. “MOM!!” A louder whisper I can’t ignore. Here we go. I fly out of bed, through the dark (I’m a veteran to navigating the
Strategies and support to help teens and young adults as well as their families during key stages in life such as puberty, transitioning after high school, training, community living, independent living, housing, etc.
Understanding Sexual Identity
Understanding your older child’s sexual identity and desires isn’t always easy. Meet one family that has successfully navigated this journey. Understanding our place in the world is difficult enough; trying to understand our human sexuality can make it even more difficult. This article is designed to help families of young people on the spectrum gain
Can You Be Fired for Being Autistic?
When seeking employment, a person diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder can wonder about the interview process, job training, and can you be fired for being autistic? There are times when social awkwardness and lack of eye contact and what are considered social norms can make interactions with customers and coworkers difficult and uncomfortable. There are
Autism and Puberty: How to Support Your Child
Supporting our children through puberty can be challenging, but there is hope! As parents, our main focus is the health and happiness of our children. For our children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the list of needs to ensure those things can be a bit longer. Milestones are one aspect of our kids with autism’s
A Modern Guide of How to Work with Autistic Adults
Imagine you are the owner of a company and just hired some amazing job candidates, some neurodiverse, autism being one person represented, and you want to have a happy, balanced, and comfortable work environment that also supports the work of the autistic adults. You already know that your place of work has a supportive environment
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