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How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now

How to Improve Communication with Your Child’s Teacher Now

The new school year can be a source of stress for many children and even more so for children with autism.  There are new people to meet, new routines to learn, and all the while having to navigate this real-world environment we call school.  Communicating with your child’s teacher is critical to your child’s success. … Continue Reading

Expert Ways to Help Your ASD Child Learn and Maintain Language

Expert Ways to Help Your ASD Child Learn and Maintain Language

“Why does it seem that an autistic child doesn’t retain words that he has spoken before?”                                                                                                                                                                  — Paul Hi there, Thank you so much for your question.  It is a really great one and highlights a really important aspect of effective teaching.  It is not uncommon for children with autism to appear to… Continue Reading

Ways You Can Find True Love on the Spectrum

Ways You Can Find True Love on the Spectrum

I’m often asked if it’s hard for people with autism to find love.  The answer…Yes! Finding love is challenging for ALL of us; so, naturally, having hard wired social difficulties exponentially raises the bar for dating dilemmas.  Some of the core Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnostic deficits contribute to this challenge: rigid thinking and behaviors,… Continue Reading

Lake Surrender

Lake Surrender

Ally, the protagonist of Lake Surrender, is jobless and homeless and must move cross-country with her teenage daughter and autistic son in tow, leaving the sun and warmth of California to live with her aunt in the heart of the Michigan winter. With her life seemingly torn apart, she finds renewed hope and a faith… Continue Reading