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 …

The invisible girls on the autism spectrum

This guest post was written by Catherine Fozard who was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 31. I recently helped a friend with her niece, who had just been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. My friend strongly felt that this diagnosis was wrong, and after reading more about my symptoms and experiences with ASD believed that her niece …

To the moms who raise someone on the autism spectrum

This guest post is by Kerry Magro, an international motivational speaker on the autism spectrum. To the moms who raise a loved one on the spectrum, This weekend is Mother’s Day, and I wanted you to know how important you are to your child. You may not know it, but simply by being there for them you are making a huge difference. I know this …

Clothes As Calming Tools For Kids On The Autism Spectrum

Many people with autism are prone to overwhelming situations. When lights are too bright, noises are too loud, and certain physical sensations are uncomfortable, stress and anxiety is increased and people with autism may have meltdowns. Sensewear, a prototype line of clothing conceived by Dubai-based designers Emanuela Corti and Ivan Parati, incorporates self-soothing therapy for treating sensory processing disorders, common …