Posts tagged " autism "

The crappiest part of having a non-verbal child

February 23rd, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories I hate it when people are shocked to learn that Daniel is 6 years old. I hate it that I have to speak for him when strangers ask him questions like “Oh, what’s your name?” I hate it that he can’t whisper what he wants into Santa’s ear… Read more »

What you NEED to know about your special-needs child’s future

October 21st, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories At a craft fair in April of 2014 my booth was across from a woman selling dried noodles. Unfortunately, it was an unseasonably warm day and instead of people looking for something to do inside — like a craft fair — everyone was outside enjoying the first hints… Read more »

To the parents offended by kids’ eating habits

August 2nd, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Stacy-Ann Gooden posted in Mom Stories It’s no secret that kids can be picky eaters. But there may be going on than you realize. Kathy Hooven recently shared her son’s personal story with Huffington Post. Hooven admits that she allows him to eat just about anything. But being a picky eater isn’t the root of… Read more »

What you need to know about that folic acid/autism study

May 12th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Claudia Boyd-Barrett posted in Mom Stories A study unveiled this week suggests a link between high folate levels in a mother’s blood during pregnancy and autism in her child. But don’t throw out your folic acid supplements just yet. The study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is very small, and… Read more »

Airports, airplanes and autism: 6 helpful travel tips

April 14th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by BabyCenter Guest Blogger posted in Mom Stories By Michelle Hirschfield and Jose Levy There is nothing relaxing about traveling with children. Traveling with a child who has autism adds an entirely new layer of difficulty. My son is 8 years old and was diagnosed with autism when he was 3. After years of therapies,… Read more »

Cat and 5-year-old girl with autism share magical friendship

March 14th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Denise Cortes posted in Mom Stories Back in 2014, I shared the beautiful art created by Iris Grace, then a 5-year-old art prodigy with autism. Her lovely paintings were enchanting, and so was her life spent outdoors being creative with her tiny Maine Coon cat named Thula. Iris Grace and Thula are back in… Read more »

Photos: This is what one dad wants us to know about autism

January 30th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories Not too long ago, Glenn Gameson-Burrows was out for walk with his two daughters when his youngest, 2-year-old Aneira, had what he admits was “a meltdown” because she didn’t like the feeling of the grass under her feet. “The amount of people who looked at us as if… Read more »

Which popular beach destination is now “autism friendly?”

January 22nd, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Melissa Byers posted in Mom Stories I just spent a week at the happiest place on earth and feel like I ran a marathon. Late nights, miles of walking, and crazy atypical schedules had my head spinning. By day five I was cranky, so imagine how you’d feel if you’re a child living with… Read more »

Photos: Kind mall Santa goes the extra mile for boy with autism

December 3rd, 2015 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories For many kids, taking a picture with Santa is a fun annual tradition. North Carolina mom Erin Deely just assumed that her son Brayden wouldn’t be one of them. “I thought we would never get those holiday pictures with him because it’s something he can’t handle – the… Read more »

Photos: Mall Santa goes the extra mile for boy with autism

December 3rd, 2015 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories For many kids, taking a picture with Santa is a fun annual tradition. North Carolina mom Erin Deely just assumed that her son Brayden wouldn’t be one of them. “I thought we would never get those holiday pictures with him because it’s something he can’t handle – the… Read more »