Parents and Friends

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…

My happy 10-year-old boy, and our struggles

I have a 10 year old happy boy. I love him so much and want for him the best that life can offer. I realized he was autistic before he was diagnosed because I would pay attention to him. I didn’t want to accept it and cried a lot at first because we…

Tips for caregivers of those with autism

Think about the day when you got to hold your little bundle of joy…you promised to protect him forever…to love him and be by his side till the end of the world and beyond…you wished for his eternal happiness…and then he was diagnosed with Autis…

A sister speaks out for her brother

My name is Cecilia and I have a brother named Aden and he’s six; he was diagnosed with autism at age four. I often feel bad for him because he acts strangely, but I know it’s because he has a disability. Once in a while friends will come over and the…

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