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The Daily Grind
Every day parts of life with the autistic child can present a great many challenges. Often, problem solving through these challenges using knowledge of the child's level of sensory needs and abilities, sequencing skills, and levels of independence will guide you through the day.

I Know This Child Is Smart
Children with autism are as different as the snowflakes that fall from the sky. Each child has his own abilities and needs and difficulties. Each child will have their own strengths and interests.

What's For Dinner
Most children with autism tend to favor a very routine and limited set of foods. We all have our own comfort foods and we all have our own list of foods that give us the heebie jeebies. The child with autism merely has a lot fewer comfort foods and whole lot more heebie jeebie foods.

The Senses Connected
In understanding autism, there is often no greater hurdle than that of sensory perception. Most of us can pretty easily grasp that a child has difficulty with language, or that there are certain routines to life, or even that the holiday party isn't the easiest thing in the world to handle.

Johnny's Just a Late Talker
Even though autism is understood as a triad of impairments in communication skills, behaviors, and social ability and understanding many people tend to focus on the first problem. Language can be a caregiver's first clue that some part of the developmental trajectory is off course.

Mommy's Blog
Over the years, I have come to believe in The Autism Life and how it has changed me for the better. We have experienced it all: laughter, tears, despair, hope, sorrow, and joy. Living the autism life changes you.

Dad's Corner
This section of the website is written by the Dad and I’m writing to all the other Dads out there.

The Sibling Side Of It
Siblings are often collateral damage in the life with autism. It is easy to find yourself focused on the child with autism to such an extent that all other parts of life get pushed to the side including your other children.

Autism spectrum disorders are complex and they are often extraordinarily difficult to understand. The first step to understanding autism is to understand that ALL children with autism are unique. In fact, NO two children with autism are alike.