This is a post by Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum and an Autism Family Partner at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Kim is also the author of a blog about her two children with autism, at autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com. Kim's book Raising Autism: Surviving the Early Years is on sale on
We’re having difficulties with a new stim [sensory stimulating behavior] that our seven-year-old has developed. He’s snorting. It’s deep and from the back of his throat. It started when he had some sinus drainage. That’s gone, but he still snorts constantly both at home and at school. I suspect he enjoys the vibration it makes. But it sounds terrible, and we’re getting complaints. We have no idea how to curtail or replace this behavior.
In this post, autism mom Tulika Prasad talks about how raising her seven-year-old son Vedant has changed her. Tulika and her husband describe Vedant as an exhausting bundle of joy who teaches them new lessons every step of the way on their long journey into the puzzle that is autism. The original post can be found on Tulika's blog here.
This guest post is by Henny Kupferstein, an author who is an autistic savant and PhD student. Today, she gives skype piano lessons to non-verbal and autistic student around the world. You can learn more about Henny on her
This post is by Lauren Casper a mother of two who blogs at www.laurencasper.com. Lauren's son Mareto is on the autism spectrum.
Next week I will pull up in front of your building and slow to a stop. After hugs and tears I will sit and watch my little boy put on a brave face and walk away. And I will know some things that you don’t yet, but you
This guest post is by Shelly who is the mother of one child, Jacob who has autism. As the time nears for Jacob to age out of the school system, she and her husband Brian are pursuing a self-employment option for Jacob with Vocational Rehabilitation. Shelly blogs about this process and their life with autism, and can be found on Facebook at Journey to Jacob’s Ladder."