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Outrunning Asperger’s: A Father’s Story of Love and Support

Outrunning Asperger's: A Father’s Story of Love and Support https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/story-of-love-and-support/

On July 29, 1993, my wife and I welcomed our third child. He weighed in at eight pounds, eight ounces, and sported a mound of black hair atop his head. We named him Brendan Richard. As months passed, we noticed certain developmental and speech delays. Two months after Brendan’s second birthday, he was diagnosed with […]

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Love Is a Language That Knows No Verbal Boundaries

Love Is a Language That Knows No Verbal Boundaries https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/love-knows-no-verbal-boundaries/

I am the proud parent of a severely autistic and nonverbal miniature force to be reckoned with. His name is Ari Raphael Vincent Joyce—and he saved my life. And by save my life, I mean more in a spiritual sense. Not religious, I am not religious, but in a sense he allowed me to see […]

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Changing the Way We Celebrate Birthdays with Autism

Changing the Way We Celebrate Birthdays with Autism http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/celebrate-birthdays-with-autism/

Birthdays can be hard for my family. My son has autism and with it comes difficulty connecting with others. He’s always wanted to play with other kids, but he lacked the social skills to navigate friendship and play. He doesn’t process things quickly enough due to a processing disorder, so when kids are asking him […]

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