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Category Archives: autism awareness

Use Report on Rise in Autism to Create Change

In trying to find the best in health care and education for my son Marty, who has autism, I’ve met hundreds of African-American boys and girls like him — kids … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Autism Acceptance vs Autism Awareness

I think that everyone is familiar with April being Autism Awareness Month. Puzzle pieces everywhere and everyone lighting it up blue all in the name of Autism. I can guarantee … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The House Where Autism Lives

In a surprising turn of events, my household will be sporting blue porch lights this month. I know. I’m surprising even myself. Don’t misunderstand my actions: in no way do … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 7 Comments

A Day of Remembrance

As we enter April, surely everyone with an internet connection is well aware that it is Autism Awareness Month. Indeed, you cannot surf very far without reading about this organization … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crushing My Autistic Child’s Spirit

“In your eyes, he becomes a collection of behaviors to reward or suppress, and on some level, he stops being a person to you.” Susan Senator wrote this startling revelation … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Recovery From Today’s Medical Autism is Possible!

Today’s guest blog is from Maria O’Neil. Let’s listen respectfully as she discusses her personal beliefs on autism, treatment, and options available to our families. If you have any questions, … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 60 Comments

Planting a Seed, Cultivating a Dream

A garden is a striking similarity of the variation on a theme that is autism. Every spring, like clockwork, my crocuses are the first to greet me. The same beautiful … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 1 Comment