9 Ways to Help Your Child with Autism Get Enough Sleep

When you have a child with autism, getting them to sleep can be difficult for a variety of reasons, be it overstimulation, side effects to medication, or other medical disorders. But the problem could be exacerbated by other factors at play. Maybe your child is over-caffeinated, or maybe their nighttime routine could better prepare them for sleep. If you’re looking …

Parents Put Padlocked House On Property, Reveal It’s Where They ‘Keep’ Their 11-Year-Old Twins

At first glance, the Montagues look every bit the perfect family. Mark and Annie love nothing more than strolling along the sandy beach as their 11-year-old twin sons chase the waves. But their home in Southeast England paints a much more complicated picture. Across from Mark and Annie’s home is a detached ramshackle structure with padlocks on the doors. This strange-looking wooden house contains nothing but a table, …

This Short Film About Autism Needs to Be Screened in Schools Everywhere

Autism can be a difficult condition for some people to accept, particularly if they don’t understand it. Try to imagine being the peer of a child diagnosed with autism. Confused and unfamiliar with behaviors associated with autism, some of those peers may develop a negative perspective of the child. That’s why fostering autism awareness among everyone—adults, teens, and children—is so …

When People Wonder If My Daughter Really Has Autism

I’ve seen the looks. I’ve heard the whispers. Nobody actually says it to my face, but I see them wonder. “Are you sure she has autism?” People have a narrow view of autism. They seem to think they would be able to spot a child with autism a mile away. They envision a nonverbal child lining up his cars. They envision …