Autism advocate, Chantal Sicile-Kira, provides some tips for friends of Autism Moms, reminding readers of how lonely it can be for mothers who have children on the Autism Spectrum.
From: Psychology Today
Published: May 11, 2013
Thanks for everything you do to help all of our kids!
Read and share these important facts so they are secrets no more!
From: Huffington Post
Published: April 26, 2013
A submission to the New York Times by Autism Dad, Steven Petrow, describes how raising a child with severe Autism has affected his life and his relationship with his spouse, both negatively and positively.
From: The New York Times
Published: January 7, 2013
Are you up to the challenge?!
Scientists have puzzled over why autism continues to be a relatively common condition even though people with the disorder rarely marry and have children. A study published 12 November in the Archives of General Psychiatry tackles this question by combing through Swedish population databases for information on about 2.3 million people born in that country between 1950 and 1970.
From: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Published: December 19, 2012
About half of adult siblings of those with developmental disabilities either are or plan to be the primary caregiver for their brother or sister, but many are unprepared for the responsibility, a new survey finds. And many are finding the experience to be daunting, fraught with emotional and financial challenges and little support.
From: Disability Scoop
Published: December 8, 2012
While a great deal of focus is currently being directed to the 1 in 88 children being diagnosed with Autism, a large group is being routinely overlooked: the siblings of these children. Of the 839 studies reported within the last four years in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, only four were devoted to siblings and their primary focus on genetic risk rather than life experience.
Published: December 2, 2012
Blogger extraordinaire, Autism Daddy poses that question that unfortunately, most Autism parents cannot answer.
From: Autism Daddy
Published: September 15, 2012
Lily Frost speaks up for her brother with Autism, Henry, on the importance of acceptance and inclusion.
Published: September 10, 2012