Making the Impossible Happen

I cannot tell you how disappointed I am when I hear parents talk about their autistic children as though it were a tragedy. They talk as though their lives are over. They say things like, “My child was taken from me when we got the diagnosis” or “How’s he ever going to make friends?” First […]

Dear Marvel, Autism is NOT an Illness

Dear Marvel, Autism is not an illness. I was saddened and dismayed when I learned that Marvel Comics classifies Autism among its  “Mental Illness Weaknesses” on  http://marvel.wikia.com/Category:Mental_Illness_Weaknesses. I have no problem with Autism being listed as a weakness because I happen to agree with that. It can be a social weakness because someone on the spectrum […]

Isaiah Unmedicated

We’ve all heard the saying, “If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.” While that is true of many things in life, it cannot be said of Autism. People on the spectrum are different from one another, and there is no such thing as typical. Many can share similar characteristics (e.g. need to have a […]

Cracking the Communication Code

If you are a living, breathing person, you have probably noticed that people communicate in different ways. Men and women definitely use contradicting methods of communication. Parents and children often have huge misunderstandings. How do you communicate? Are you direct and always say what you mean? Do you drop hints? Do you use subtext or innuendo? Maybe […]