5 Things Autism Parents Wish They Would Have Known

A while ago, we at The Autism Site shared with you five common mistakes autism parents make, as well as how to avoid them. But we only managed to scratch the surface of the things that autism parents, in retrospect, wish they would have known at the beginning of their journey or would have done differently. Thanks to the way society generally …

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 …