My son has Asperger Syndrome – Please help him get an iPad

Aspergers Syndrome

Hi, I'm Jodi, and I am a mother of 6. One of those has Asperger Syndrome, his name is Owen and he is 9. I'm crying and shaking while I write this, because I have never really spoken of it. I mean, I know I have mentioned it in the past, but never really TALKED about it, so I am kinda nervous putting it out there. We always knew something was "off" with him, but he was very smart, so a … [Read more...]

NO Link between Asperger’s Syndrome and Violence!

Aspergers Syndrome

Since the word got out that Adam Lanza had Asperger's Syndrome, people have been linking it to violence. I want you to know that this is NOT the case! My son has Asperger's Syndrome, and he is in no way, violent. O is one of the sweetest boys I have ever met. He is socially awkward and can not read facial cues well, but violence never comes to mind with his name. Adam Lanza very well have had … [Read more...]

ADD/ADHD is usually a cop out diagnosis


For the most part, doctors throw out the ADD/ADHD diagnosis for everything. My 9 year old son has Aspergers Syndrome, but we were first told that it was just him being a normal boy. I didn't agree with it. Next we were told it was ADHD, I KNOW that wasn't the case, it didn't fit, so I kept looking. We got the diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome, and that fits to a "T". If you think that your child's … [Read more...]

Autism Awareness: Help me get a FREE iPad for my son

We always knew something was “off” with him, but he was very smart, so a disability didn’t even occur to me. One day, my husband goes “I swear he is autistic.” and I was so confused. We weren’t talking about our son and the statement was completely out of the blue. Well, MY son did NOT have ANYTHING wrong with him, so to prove it, I went searching the net with the different “things” that were … [Read more...]

Son’s Autism Forces Family to Leave Canada http UVIC -- A popular professor at the University of Victoria is leaving his job and the country after his son's medical condition lead to immigration problems. In 2010 Dr. Jeffrey Niehaus' son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. His family was working to become Canadian citizens but the boy's health condition proved to be a roadblock. In a letter from … [Read more...]

Autism Team: Changing Lives

When 14 year old Jonathan Edwards, a desperately ill boy with autism from the UK, could get no help, the Autism Team stepped in. Watch and share this amazing trailer and help us to get this and many other similar stories into the public eye.Smethport Photo Language Cards Categories3 years & up. Children will enjoy sorting and classifying as they find and match the three large photo cards in each … [Read more...]

Rethink Autism Tip: Teach Your Child to Speak with Expression!

Children with autism often have difficulty varying their pitch when speaking. Help your child express emotion as well as intent by teaching him to speak with correct intonation. This week's tip is based on lessons from our Academic, Social Emotional, & Expressive Language lesson categories.Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism (Vintage)Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted … [Read more...]

An Autistic’s Response: 50 Cent Autism Tweets and How He Can Become an Advocate

As an autistic individual who is a big fan of 50 Cent I was very offended by two of his tweets. On Monday, July 2nd, 50 Cent on his Twitter Page responded to a tweet from a fan by saying, "yeah just saw your picture fool you look autistic." and followed it up to say "I don't want no special ed kids on my time line follow some body else." After some backlash on his twitter page from some very upset … [Read more...]

Mom charged in death of son with autism

Chad Jackson was 25.Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental DisoBased on nearly two decades of Chantal Sicile-Kira's personal and professional experiences with individuals and families affected by this growing epidemic, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all aspects of the condition, including: - The causes of autism … [Read more...]

Building – A Son-Rise ProgramTechnique

When and how do we build connection and interaction with our children on the Autism Spectrum? In the Son-Rise Program it is all about timing, our children tell us when this time is by giving us green lights of interaction. Once we get a green light then it is up to us to add one thing to the activitiy to inspire more interaction. Click on the video below for a short demonstration. Go to … [Read more...]