(An ideal day. Fishing in Belize and ending the day cooking up our catch.) What do you cherish most in life? Do you celebrate memorable moments and let other memories go by? Or do you find something to cherish even during tough times? As a mother to a son with autism, I completely understand what … Continue reading Cherish Every Moment – Great or Small
Last year was a big year for John and his autism. He graduated from Secondary Level with an award of Top Student for Open Communication in his technology class and was able to get an official Beginner’s driving license. We did struggle to find him a college that suits his interests in Culinary and finally … Continue reading Adult Autism At Work: Through My Child’s Eyes
Life is never a bed of roses. This is even more so when you have seen autism eye to eye. I get that. There will always be challenges in our day to day living. Happiness, however, is a state of mind—and a choice. While March 20 is touted as the International Day of Happiness, you … Continue reading Embracing Happiness in 2017
May God’s bountiful blessings shine down upon you and your family not only this holiday season but all year through! Sending love from our family to yours. Photo: Margaret Berg Art Recommended for you: No related posts.
My heart breaks into pieces each time I hear children with autism being stood up for their birthday parties. Like any other children out there, many kids with autism and special needs also want to have the same fun and enjoyment. Some may not be able to verbalize it or may feel torn between sensory … Continue reading Autism and Birthday Parties: How to Have Fun Without the Stress
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This is the amazing moment a man who can’t speak takes to the stage to sing this Christmas song perfectly. Kyle Coleman, 25, was diagnosed with ‘Classic Autism’ when he was three-years-old. Over time Kyle retreated from the world, leaving him unable to communicate with anyone. But amazingly, he finds his voice when he sings. … Continue reading Autistic man can’t speak but you have to listen to his song
Christmas came early to John and our family. My book, Living Autism Day by Day: Daily Reflections and Strategies to Give You Hope and Courage, made it as a FINALIST to the The 2015 USA Best Book Awards (Parenting and Family)! http://www.usabooknews.com/2015awardannouncement.html With this, I would like to send out my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who … Continue reading FINALIST to the The 2015 USA Best Book Awards
The question of who will eventually care for their autistic son, Adam, weighed heavily on Deborah Pugh and her husband until their daughter stepped forward to lift the burden. Adam Elsharkawi, 24, will live with his parents in North Vancouver, B.C., working part-time in a bakery, and will eventually move in with his sister, Jemana, … Continue reading Tsunami of teens with autism’ reaching adulthood in coming years
Examining my ability to paint; every stroke is instinctual since I have no training, and I rely on the use of the huge amount of stored information my Aspergers mind has observed and retained. Each painting a now create, regardless of size, is painted in less than 1 hour. When photographed during the process of … Continue reading 2016 “Soul Walking” Calendar by Autistic Savant Artist Michael Tolleson
A label is too small for a human being’s magnificence. Am I Autistic or Do I Have Autism? The National Autistic Society (NAS) has recently conducted a study on what to call people on the spectrum. You can read about it here. There seems to be a lot of debate as to whether one should … Continue reading Autism or Autistic? A label is too small for a human being’s magnificence
Wristbands that measure surface skin temperature and heart rate could transform the lives of people with autism by predicting big behavioural shifts Biometric wristbands that can “see inside” the bodies of people with autism and predict dramatic behaviour changes could be commercially available within two to five years. Dr Matthew Goodwin, an expert on wearable … Continue reading Biometric wristbands predict outbursts in people with #autism – #safety #livingautismdaybyday
Model With Down Syndrome Makes Stunning Debut At New York Fash… Meet the model with Down syndrome who's changing perceptions everywhere Posted by NowThis on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 one word. ASTOUNDING! kudos to both mom and daughter. Recommended for you: Autism or Autistic? A label is too small for a human being’s magnificence Biometric … Continue reading Model With Down Syndrome Makes Stunning Debut At New York Fashion…
Kelsey, who has also been diagnosed with autism, was 11 months old when the two met, and she weighed just 11 pounds. “When I walked into the room, there were 20 or so babies and toddlers,” Norris remembered. “One of them said, ‘Momma,’ and it was this one.” From that time, Norris recalled a day … Continue reading Bonaire girl with #autism overcomes early hardships on way to #pageant prowess
The gym hopes to eliminate that stigma. Their slogan is, “Finally a place where you never have to say ‘I’m sorry’.” Green said, “It’s just nice to be in a place where he can be himself. Where he can yell, and he can jump and he can climb.” The gym has 31 locations in 10 … Continue reading Finally a Place Where You Never Have to Say I’m Sorry is Not Just a Slogan!
A study by researchers in UK has found that people with autism may have better creative problem solving capabilities than those without and generate more original and creative ideas, breaking the myth that they lack creativity. The results were confirmed by a survey that involved 312 people online who were given a questionnaire asking … Continue reading A study shows people with autism may have better creative problem solving capabilities