Five inspiring stories you may have missed in 2019

Reread some of our most inspiring blogs of the year.

December 23, 2019


Robert Naseef  and Tariq

Reflecting on my nonspeaking autistic son's 40th birthday

"Through it all, I have loved you and you love me. I know that your love for me is unconditional. When you were trying to change me, it sometimes felt like there were conditions. But I see and feel and know now that you love me unconditionally. "


ATypical Screen Shot

My review of Netflix’s ‘Atypical’ as an adult with autism 

“I love how I could relate in several ways to Sam’s character. It makes me feel less alone as someone with autism knowing our entertainment industry are putting the spotlight on our autism community.” 


Kim Disney Universal Trip

I will never stop trying to help my autistic son

"He and his brother are my life. I will always try to create an oasis of happiness and peace for them both. And until the day I die, I will never stop trying." 


Kathy and Son

Looking back at my son’s diagnosis 12 years later

“Laugh often, laugh hard. Many things will throw your world off it's axis, the world is a crazy, spinning, unpredictable place, so when you fall down, stand back up, brush yourself off, laugh a little at your stumble and move forward. Your child is watching you and you need to show them that autism is not bad or less, it's just different and different is not the end of the world, in fact, it's just the beginning of a new one.”


Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash

Ways I deal with college stress as a student on the spectrum

"The life of a college student is a cocktail of anxiety, stress and multitasking. If you are someone that is attending school or even if you are working, it can be a challenge to destress. As an adult on the spectrum, it is a million times harder to meet my sensory needs and reduce my anxiety."


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