Does Your Child Have These 12 Friendship Skills?

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“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus (also attributed to Maimonidies) Parenting children on the autism spectrum is a joy and a challenge.  One of those challenges is helping the child develop a set [...]

Famous People With Aspergers: Pokemon?!

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I never thought I would learn so much about Pokemon as I have in the last few years.  Family members, clients, and other kids I know are increasingly talking to me about Pokemon Diamond, Pokemon Pearl, and a host of other characters I had never even heard of or even considered in my whole life. [...]

Have A Child You Can Be Proud Of (On the Autism Spectrum)

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There’s no question that every child is a child we are proud of just as s/he is.  Every single person on planet earth is worthy of intense parental pride.  But there are also breakthrough moments every child goes through that makes their teacher, parent, caregiver beam with pride. One very capable, generous, and innovative caregiver [...]

How to Navigate the School System

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Have you ever tried to put a puzzle pieces together without having a picture of the entire assembled puzzle?  If not, I can assure you it would be a very frustrating experience. Let’s say that your child is smart, or at least of average intelligence.  But s/he struggles in school.  Every day is a tug [...]

Little Known Ways to Understand (Explosive) Children

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“Why do children with autism have such explosive meltdowns? Parenting children with Aspergers and autism is not a job for the faint of heart.  Of course, you never knew you were signing up for this, did you? As a parent, have you ever been talking to another adult/parent of a typical child?  Suddenly your child [...]