Can TV Really Cause Autism?

The amount of time children spend in front of screens is a growing concern for parents. In 2012, it was found that children are using screens 4 to 5 times more than the 2 hour recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics.In this article, we take a look at what the science has to say particularly about the relationship between autism and screen time....more

Could Children with Autism Benefit from the Paleo Diet?

Have you heard of the paleo diet before? It has been getting some news over the last year or so. If you are unfamiliar with it, don’t worry. We’ll go over it in detail below. WHAT IS THE PALEO DIET?The general idea of the paleo diet is that you eat what our paleolithic ancestors ate. This is where the name “paleo” diet comes from....more

Could Glutathione Help Your Child's Autistic Symptoms?

Before we dive into how you can supercharge your child’s waste removal system and actually improve their autistic symptoms, I want to highlight something.In the last couple weeks, we’ve published other articles showing how certain supplements and diet changes can help improve your child’s autistic symptoms. If you want the best results for your child, these different strategies actually work best together....more

How People Around the World Define Autism

Autism seems almost too complex to define. It is difficult to put words into a huge term. I have heard many sources incorrectly define the term, most stating usual stereotypes. Many people I spoke with were unable to define the term, stating that was too difficult of something to define....more

Could a weighted blanket help your child sleep? A look at the science

When it comes to raising a child with autism, it's often overwhelming on what you should be focusing on. There are different types of therapies, different products to buy, and different strategies to use at home. Often times, it's best to look for just a few things that have the biggest impact on your child's health and happiness ...more

Autism Mom's: Journey To Self Care

A day in the life of an autism mom (parent) can be VERY stressful and overwhelming... between dealing with unscheduled meltdowns, potty training issues, countless therapies and endless fighting with the school system to get the much-needed and well-deserved accommodations and services. These are the added list of “duties” on top of everything else. Many parents may attest to the fact that we become really good at operating on auto pilot....more

The Police Shot And Killed My Friend Aaron

It was a cool February afternoon in an upper-middle-class suburb of Houston. My friend, Aaron, was having a difficult time gathering his composure. Aaron was 19 years old. He had been diagnosed with a form of autism, as well as mental illness. Aaron's parents, who gave their neuroatypical son vast support and courageous care, were at a loss for how to help him in this vulnerable moment. ...more

Five Big Mistakes Parents of Autistic Kids Can Avoid

If you're the parent of an autistic kid, you probably get advice thrown at your head from every angle, all day long. You may even be all done with advice. And I hear you, because I am you. But I also have had the great good fortune to be connected with some of the most insightful autistic and autism professionals and thinkers on this planet, who have transformed my parenting approach completely, and to the benefit of my teen son, Leo, as well as myself. ...more
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CHASING THE POCKET MONSTERS

I have never been into Pokemon....more

WHAT MY EMPLOYER DID RIGHT WHEN MY SON WAS DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM

 Before I became my own boss, I had a great emplo...more
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