For Valentine’s Day, we wanted to celebrate the plentiful and unique ways people on the Autism Spectrum express love. So we asked our Love My provider community of parents of children with autism: “How does your child express his/her love for you?” The overwhelming amount of responses we received was heartwarming, to say the least. So often…

With the Academy Awards coming up at the end of February, we at Love My Provider started ruminating on autism and the movies. Hollywood’s coverage of special needs has been somewhat on par with women’s issues and racial minorities – lacking, but slowly getting better. Let’s take a red-carpet look at the changing perception of…

Dear Santa, I assume you’ve been tracking my gift list this Christmas – the perfume and earrings, the festive socks and fuzzy sweaters, the iTunes gift card and Tuscan wine basket. Easily wrapped presents that are generally satisfying and non-offensive. Well, I’m writing to tell you it’s all BS. Forget about that list. I chose…

There is an anecdote on Facebook right now that’s gone viral. A mom asked the worker in the bakery at her local grocer to personalize her daughter’s birthday cake, and received this back: Instead of complaining, as some people would do, she said, “thank you,” and accepted it. Only after the cake caused a small…

When I was asked to write an article about play therapy, I didn’t really know where to start. In my years of parenting a kiddo on the autism spectrum, I’ve heard the term used widely to describe many different types of “play” within child psychotherapy:   Activity-based versus child-centered (or child-led) models, direct versus indirect styles. There is…