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A Parent’s Journey Through Autism: “I have to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time…”

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Parent Resources

The internet provides a seemingly endless amount of information about almost any topic you could imagine. Parents are as likely to turn to the internet as they are to well-worn “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” books.

Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Christopher Keary, MD; Lisa Nowinski PhD; Christopher McDougle, MD

Sam is an adorable 5-year-old boy with curly brown hair and large inquisitive eyes. As a baby, Sam was easy! He rarely cried and seemed to entertain himself for hours – the perfect first child. But by his 1st birthday, Sam was not yet talking.

Blunt And Nuanced: The Pain Of High-Functioning Autism

The above video entitled “Fireflies” is courtesy of Jubilee Project (learn more about them at the bottom of this post). “Fireflies” is a simple reminder that we each have beauty and can connect with others in unique ways.

My Experience Helping Children With Autism: A Story Of Hope

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

How Is Special Education Eligibility Determined?

If you have a child with learning, behavioral, or attentional issues, you may be eager for him to receive special education services through your local school system.

Autism Has Changed Explains Dr. Ellen Braaten from The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

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BOSTON, Mass. – April is Autism Awareness Month and Ellen Braaten, Ph.D., from The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has published an article today that highlights changes in the autism spectrum.

DSM-5: What Happened to Asperger’s?

Billy was an intelligent, 12-year-old boy who excelled at math, and loved Japanese anime.  He could talk incessantly about World of Warcraft, and impressed adults with his knowledge of geography.

Choosing Not To Vaccinate

I grew up before the oral polio vaccine; my mother wouldn’t let me go to swim parties for fear of my contracting the awful disease. Her brother had polio as a child, and for many years was partially paralyzed.

So, it shocks me to think that some parents would choose not to vaccinate their kids.