While our family dynamic is far from perfect, it is incredible. Our children talk to us about everything, both the good and the bad. We accept each other as we are while pushing each other to grow and learn. We love, we laugh, we cry, and we annoy each other, just like any other family.
Having been through four autism diagnosis in our family, I have had a chance to learn what you should and should not do in the beginning. These four tips will cover the primary steps of what to do if you think your child may be autistic.
Alicia Trautwein, mother of two autistic children, shares her experience and advice on how to be an advocate for your child and their autism diagnosis.
Alicia Trautwein shares the amazing impact animals have had on her autistic children, and what the many benefits can be.
While there is awareness of Autism in both youth and adulthood, many are unaware of the early warning signs of Autism in babies.
When it comes to autism acceptance, it is essential to recognize some of the biggest challenges of autism at any age. While some issues do affect us primarily in either childhood or adulthood, certain aspects continue lifelong. To help people better understand, here is a quick list of the most common and challenging aspects of autism at any age or stage in life.
As a mother of two autistic children, and a parent with autism herself, Alicia Trautwein shares a few things she wish others knew about this condition.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can mimic some other conditions in adults, so let’s take a closer look at the specific symptoms and other things to know.
While autism and ADHD share certain characteristics that can make them difficult to distinguish, they are very different. We’ve compared the two conditions to generate more understanding and an easier diagnosis.
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complicated neurobehavioral condition that can impair social interactions and display repetitive behaviors, notes WebMD. But while it’s not fully understood, there are some things that doctors and scientists do know about it – and unfortunately, contrary information often makes it into mainstream consciousness. Here are 12 myths and misconceptions […]
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