I found this article recently: “To disclose or not to disclose; that's the question many parents whose children have autism wrestle with every time they set foot in a public place. Is it better to be upfront about your kid's disorder to bemused strangers, or to keep your private business private? It's an internal debate that's been raging ever since my son was diagnosed … [Read more...] about Should you disclose autism specifics?
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The following is a list of things you can do to make your children's lives easier after a divorce. Read these tips as reminders of what you and your co-parent should be doing to ease the stress of divorce on your children. Remember that the reason why you should do these things is that if you don't your children will join the ranks of those who become emotionally hurt by the … [Read more...] about 101 Ways to Make a Difficult Divorce Easier on Your Children
One year of high school done, and my son is about to begin year number two. During this time, I learned something about my son’s high school schedule. What have I learned? My son was a freshman this past school year. Last September, one month into high school, things weren’t going so well for him. His grades were low and he had a few issues with some of the teachers. I … [Read more...] about Autism and High School Schedules – Part 2
In my last blog, I discussed going to an annual autism conference (paid for by regional centers if you live in California). I discussed why I go. In this blog, I will discuss three specifics about attending a conference. What is one specific example of attending an autism conference? You get to meet professionals up close and personal. Where else can you walk up to a person who … [Read more...] about Autism Conferences: Positives and Negatives
Even though the prevalence of ADHD continues to grow, the task of diagnosing this behavioral disorder remains difficult. If you suspect that your child may suffer from this impulsivity-related malady, don't expect the diagnosis to be speedy. Instead, prepare yourself for navigating a potentially complicated series of observations and data collections on the road to … [Read more...] about Problems Diagnosing ADHD