Looking For An Autism-Friendly Vacation? This Town Wants You To Visit

Vacations provide most people with a much-needed escape from their everyday routines, but for an individual with an autism spectrum disorder, the sights, sounds, and unfamiliarity of a vacation are often anything but relaxing. Thanks to a small, beach-side town in South Carolina, families with children who have autism now have options that promise to minimize these common travel challenges. …

Classic Autism, Asperger’s, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: The 3 Types of Autism

In 2013, three separate diagnoses came together under one umbrella to form what we know as Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, that hasn’t stopped people from holding onto the previously used names for each type, and this will likely continue. For that reason, it’s definitely helpful to know what the different types are and what they are characterized by. 1. CLASSIC …

To the Parents of Children With Autism: I See You

  To the parents out there who spend their weeks consciously trying to attend to their child’s needs (special or otherwise) and still feel like at the end of the week it’s not enough – I see you. To the parents who cut their children’s sandwiches up in specific ways and serve them on certain plates and pick out all the …