In my last blog, I discussed an interaction I had had with a young man on the spectrum. I briefly touched on the topic called, “high functioning.” What is high functioning? I read a recent article that discussed this very topic: the terms high functioning and low functioning. Overall, the article discussed the following: *The terms are not diagnostic terms, yet are … [Read more...] about High Functioning vs. Low Functioning in Autism
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Understanding autism can be challenging. While high functioning autism is not an official diagnosis, it is a convenient term used by doctors, parents and teachers to describe individuals on the autism spectrum, but not profoundly affected. The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders increases every year, and most are at the higher end of the spectrum. Autism … [Read more...] about Symptoms of High Functioning Autism
Some days can become emotionally charged triggers for a divorced mom. That's because divorce is a life-altering experience that takes its toll on your physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Its ramifications not only turn your own world upside down but can also seriously affect your innocent children – a dire consequence every mother wants to avoid. Since divorce is a … [Read more...] about Moms: Parent Yourself To Be A Better Divorced Parent
What causes it, and how to fix it. A few months back, I spent the afternoon at the park with a dear friend and his nine-year-old twin boys. While Brad and I savored a day away from our computers and phones, his boys became more anxious as the afternoon progressed, punctuating our walk with choruses of “I’m bored!” Why did three hours of sunshine without ipads, phones, … [Read more...] about Does Your Child Suffer from Technology-Induced Anxiety?
Vaccines, Autism, and the Coronavirus - Part One I’m very passionate about this issue, so I need to “check in” with it from time to time. Now seems like a really good time to check in on the topic of vaccines. First, I’ll discuss my (relatedly strong) opinion on autism-related vaccines. What’s the issue with vaccines and autism? The false notion that vaccines cause … [Read more...] about Vaccines, Autism, and the Coronavirus – Part One