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Asperger’s Syndrome
Mar22
Life’s Not Fair, Whether I Help My Teens or Not

Life’s Not Fair, Whether I Help My Teens or Not

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The knife-edge between encouraging my teens to self-advocate and stepping in while I still can is a precarious one, especially in a world that’s unfair.

Feb11
To Label Or Not To Label, That Is The Question

To Label Or Not To Label, That Is The Question

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A reader wants to know the value of putting a label on a struggling older child, or does it even matter? I have strong opinions on this one.

Feb03
Autism and Illness: Our Last Frontier?

Autism and Illness: Our Last Frontier?

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As my autistic son grows and matures, his awareness and coping skills grow, too. But I’m still grappling with his awareness (or lack thereof) when he’s sick.

Dec01
The Glass Is Exactly As Full As It Should Be

The Glass Is Exactly As Full As It Should Be

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While trying to balance helping my autistic son’s potential and limitations, I don’t always get it right. The good news is, he does, in spite of me.

Nov19
The Poor Sensory Sport

The Poor Sensory Sport

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A mom needs advice on how to help her sensory-seeking child handle disappointment on the sports field as it’s now starting to affect his relationships at school and with family and friends.

Oct13
Dear Teacher: My Disabled Child Is Not Lazy

Dear Teacher: My Disabled Child Is Not Lazy

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Having an invisible disability is hard; having an invisible disability as a high school student and being scoffed at by a teacher is worse. Don’t be that teacher.

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