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Mental Health and Anxiety Treatment with Autism: There is Help

Mental Health and Anxiety Treatment with Autism: There is Help

If your child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), he/she is far more likely to have one or more additional disorders—such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or a mood disorder. Current estimates tell us more than 50 percent of children with ASD have significant anxiety. It’s common for high-functioning children on the spectrum to realize they… Continue Reading

Helping People With Autism Communicate in a Disaster

Helping People With Autism Communicate in a Disaster

Lately, the news has been immersed in images of the city of Houston, Texas  swallowed by a torrent of flood water.  We’ve felt sympathy for those affected, we’ve  worried about their welfare. And we’ve all probably thought, “What if that was my family?” We hope it will never happen, but sometimes it does.  Fire, flood,… Continue Reading

I See You: Raising Neurotypical and Autistic Sisters with Love

I See You: Raising Neurotypical and Autistic Sisters with Love

When we brought my seven-year-old stepdaughter with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to the hospital to see her new baby sister, her eyes filled with awe.  She sat gently at the foot of the bed, somewhat afraid to touch the wriggling squeaker in daddy’s arms. Throwing glances to my now-deflated belly and back to the wrapped… Continue Reading

The Awesome Rewards of a School Service Dog for Kids with Autism

The Awesome Rewards of a School Service Dog for Kids with Autism

Families navigating through the world of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face numerous obstacles throughout everyday life. Events and situations that many people take for granted, such as owning a pet or interacting with a domesticated animal, may pose great challenges. Animals, especially dogs, are an integral part of American culture. As individuals with autism learn… Continue Reading