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 …

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 …