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Boy with autism draws up great things

One Bay Area mother has done countless hours of reading and research about autism spectrum disorder. But what she’s learned the most, she’s learned from her own son.
Christopher Riveiro is an 11-year-old boy and was diagnosed with autism spectrum diso…

Autism and forgiveness

A few days back, while I was browsing the aisles of a store, my nine-year-old son brushed against another customer. I was hoping it would not be a big deal, but she had something else in mind. I said sorry and explained that my son is autistic. She was…

Explaining “loss” to Dominic

I first started writing this blog back in July 2011, because the first six months of 2011 were incredibly challenging (lots of personal losses). I needed a way to get out all of the emotions I had been holding in. My husband calls me the “glue that hol…

Autism, frustration and three kisses

It was a usual start of the day: the third day of sleepless night for my son and me, the struggles with brushing his teeth, the challenges with his breakfast and finally helping him dress and get ready for school. Nothing new about it. As parents of ki…

8 autism myths I wish I could dispel

Autism is a complex diagnosis. It’s a spectrum so it makes it all the more difficult to put it within the boundaries of a set of characteristics. As they say, every autistic individual has very unique traits and since it’s not a physical disability, so…

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