10 Inspiring and Informative Blogs of 2013
Stuart Duncan was diagnosed with Aspergers as an adult and he has a son on the spectrum as well--both are avid gamers. We talked to Stuart about the impact videogames have had on his life and how it feels to see his young son adopt his love of gaming.
Guest post by Jill Escher, founder of the Escher Fund for Autism about discovering the connection between her mother’s medication history and her own children with autism.
7. "The Talk"
This post is by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty about the time her son asked, “When I was a little boy did I have autism?” McCafferty is mother to two sons on the autism spectrum and an Autism Family Partner at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Kim also writes a blog about her sons at autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com.
This “Got Questions?” post asks, My grandson is turning five and eats only a handful of foods. What can we do to get him to try new foods? The answer comes from Emily Kuschner, PhD, a clinical psychologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a center within Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network.
This blog post was originally posted on Autism-Daddy. "So my son has severe classic non-verbal autism. And because of that my parenting style is probably totally different than if I had a neurotypical kid. (but who knows cuz I don't)."
This "Got Questions" post asks, I’d like to know more about equine therapy. Can horseback riding really help people with autism? The answer comes from guest blogger Alicia Kershaw, founder and executive director of GallopNYC, a therapeutic horseback riding organization based in Brooklyn.
This guest post is from Jessica Bensom, one of our walk volunteers for Philadelphia's Walk Now for Autism Speaks. "Now that he is school aged, the other children are old enough to see that he is different but not old enough to understand why."
This blog post is by Autism Speaks' Ali Dyer. Her older brother Jeff has autism. "Growing up with a sibling on the spectrum is anything but typical - but isn't every growing up experience unique? Each of us looks at life through a different lense; mine just happens to be with an autism filter."
Which blog post is your favorite? Did we leave one out? Tell us in the comments.