As the holidays come to an end, people anxiously think about what to do for the New Year ahead. My husband and I, on the other hand, talk about the past year and the struggles that we’ve been through not only with John and his Autism but also on our marriage, business, and life … Continue reading Autism and YOU: Putting Focus On Empowerment As A Couple
They say that having a sister makes one happier than the rest of mere mortals who grow up alone or with a brother. I daresay, it is! You see, I have a really special sister. Her name is Nancy and she is my beacon of light, hope and love so deep it rejuvenates me … Continue reading My Sister, My Beacon Of Light
I was driving along Lakeshore Drive on my way to Sobey’s when this other driver cut in front of me– twice! I have seen people running a red light, not pulling over for a siren, not following school ground speed limit, and not giving a care on whether their actions can affect others or … Continue reading Of Driving And Autism: A Road Less Traveled
One of the hardest part of being an Autism parent is to discuss sex education with their kids as they near adulthood. Intimacy, indeed, is part of being human. While some kids with autism may have difficulty forging such intimate relationships with others, it cannot be denied that there are also some who, particularly … Continue reading Growing Up With Autism: Why Sex Education Matters?
It’s that wonderful time of the year once again! Early morning coffee preparing breakfast and lunch bags lined up before our kiddos finish packing homework and bulky Science projects. Oh, how I used to fret over what menu to prepare for my kids while growing up. To most Autism parents, however, every beginning of … Continue reading Starting It Right: School Days Are Here Again
News & Updates
On Sun, @WhiteHouse will honor World Autism Awareness Day & #LightItUpBlue to join w/ the autism awareness community https://t.co/oz7Hf2Tzbu — Sean Spicer (@PressSec) March 31, 2017 Despite Donald Trump’s false claims autism is the result of vaccinations, the White House will turn blue this weekend to honour those with the condition. “Further research into the … Continue reading White House Goes Blue For Autism Month
World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day on the 2nd of April every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about children with autism throughout the world. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution “62/139. World Autism Awareness Day”, passed in council on … Continue reading Open World Autism Awareness Month with a Bang!
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