Film has long been a vehicle for social change and awareness, but that wasn’t director Adam Irving’s plan when he started making his first documentary Off the Rails. Off the Rails, which premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival on April 7, depicts the true story of Darius McCollum, a 51-year-old African-American man who…

When your child has autism, it may feel like there is no map, helping you navigate the diagnosis.  The best course of action for a parent is education. Learn about all treatment options and assemble a team that will hopefully help your child meet his/her maximum potential. An essential member of this team is your…

With the growth of social media, it’s much harder for the general public to stay ignorant about autism. Yet, for those who have never had direct contact with autism, many myths and outdated ideas still exist. Keep reading to learn the Top Ten Most Outdated Ideas About Autism. 1 – Autism is Caused by Vaccines…

In honor of Father’s Day, I’ve recently thought a lot about what it means to be a dad. Growing up, my father was my hero; in my eyes, he could do no wrong. He always protected our family and even during times of struggle he did his best to shelter us from any pain. Are…

Throughout my career as Board Certified Behavior Analyst, families have always asked: “What are we suppose to do during the summer?” Now a parent of a child with autism, as summer quickly approaches, I have the same fears that any parent with a child on the spectrum faces. Will my child be the only one…

We all know that too much stress is unhealthy. The phrase “Stress is a killer” rolls off many a tongue and pen. But to define the word objectively, stress is simply a term for our physical response to the demands of change. In small doses, that response can be positively stimulating. It’s when the stress…

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…