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Thursday, January 18, 2018 Sandy PetrovicLink

Sandy Petrovic is a registered nurse, an author, a public speaker, an instructional advisor/tutor in a college academic support center, and the mother of a son on the spectrum. For more about us and the book we co-authored from each of our perspectives (Expect a Miracle: A Mother/Son Asperger Journey of Determination and Triumph) click here

Oh sure, there

Autism Moms
Friday, January 12, 2018 Link

What advice can you give parents on how we should talk about dating and intimacy with our teens who have autism?

Guest post by psychologist Lindsey Sterling, PhD, and doctoral student Siena Whitham - autism researchers and therapists with UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. During a now-completed

Thursday, January 11, 2018 Link

At Quest Diagnostics we aim to promote a healthier world, build value and create an inspiring workplace. One of the ways we do this is by partnering with organizations such as ADVICE, a program affiliated with Autism Speaks and NEXT for AUTISM, to help us hire individuals on the autism spectrum, and those with similar disabilities

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Link

Our 6-year-old has autism and gets really impatient to the point of tantrums. No matter how many times we explain "waiting," he doesn’t seem to understand that he can’t always get what he wants right now. How do we help him understand?

Response by psychologists Kenneth Shamlian and Brenna Cavanaugh, of the University of Rochester Medical Center – one of 13 sites in the

Thursday, January 4, 2018 Reece ArnoldLink

This guest blog post is by Reece Arnold, a musician, writer and game inventor who is on the autism spectrum. You can find out more about Reece and his games on his website and keep up to date on his releases by liking his Facebook page.

Living with autism is a challenge

Thursday, December 28, 2017 Link

This blog is by Kerry Magro, an award-winning international motivational speaker and best-selling author who’s on the autism spectrum. A version of this blog originally appeared on A version of this blog originally appeared here.

It may not be a big deal for some but it was a huge milestone for me.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Link


When a teen on the autism spectrum decides to get a girlfriend, his bid for more independence puts his whole family on a path of self-discovery. 

Wizard Mode

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Kate CortelyouLink
This post is by Kate Cortelyou who resides in Nashville with her husband and two young children. She is a retired giraffe keeper turned stay-at-home mom.
As 2017 comes to a close, I look back and see how much our lives have changed this year. My son was diagnosed with ASD early spring and in an instant everything went blurry.

Parenthood has been a bizarre

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Link

“Any suggestions for teaching a nonverbal 8-year-old to read? He can form sentences using augmentative communication.”

  This week’s “Got Questions?” response is by

Saturday, December 23, 2017 Link

This blog post is by 17-year-old Seana Wheeler. Seana's 15-year-old brother Ethan is on the autism spectrum. 

Christmas Past

The Sound of Jingle Bells… In September

Christmas time in the wheeler household usually begins at the start of September. For Ethan