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 …

The Struggles of Women Who Mask Their Autism

By “camouflaging” their condition, many women on the spectrum learn to fit in—and risk psychological harm. Except for her family and closest friends, no one in Jennifer’s various circles knows that she is on the spectrum. Jennifer was not diagnosed with autism until she was 45 years old—and then only because she wanted confirmation of what she had figured out …

What teenagers can teach scientists about autism

I am the proud parent of two amazing, inspiring teenage girls. We fill our evenings and weekends with my unproven algebra tutoring and driving school. I sometimes struggle in my roles as tutor, math instructor, interpreter for the male gender … and father. Life Science Autism research and the real world My desire to better understand my daughters and to …