To Disclose Autism or Not? What do strangers deserve to know? When was the first time we disclosed our son’s autism? Honestly, only one or two people knew about my son’s autism for the first, well, two years. Yep, that’s right. We kept it to ourselves. And, then we disclosed only to family. Then, years later, we disclosed…well, we disclosed when and … [Read more...] about To Disclose Autism or Not?
Next Step for a Young Adult with Autism What comes after high school for many young adults? College! Is my child going to college? Yes. Our child decided, with our input, to attend our local community college for the two-year degree, and then go to a four-year school. Why did he make this decision? First, our son realized that he doesn’t know what he wants … [Read more...] about Next Step for a Young Adult with Autism
An Adult with Autism I’m reporting on new territory for our child, and for us. Our son turned eighteen this week. He’s officially an adult. Are we freaked out? Yeah, a little. Boy, it feels like that went by fast. Are we excited? Of course. We feel we raised a thoughtful, kind, intelligent young man. We feel he has the skills necessary for this next step. … [Read more...] about An Adult with Autism
Autism and a High School Senior My child with autism is a high school senior. What does this mean? First, this past summer, there were his senior portraits. With a safe opening, the photography studio my son’s high school uses scheduled senior portraits. What happened? The studio contacted all the seniors in the area. We are very cautious during this … [Read more...] about Autism and a High School Senior
Autism and Exercise During a Pandemic Parents and guardians have found it quite a challenge to find ways to keep their children active during a pandemic. School at home is a challenge all by itself, but how do these parents and guardians keep their children active? They understand that a Zoom school day means the child sits in their child in front of their computer. But, how … [Read more...] about Autism and Exercise During a Pandemic