I am a firm believer in the potential of books—books bring families and friends together, provide support, knowledge, and solidarity. In no particular order, below is a list of books for teachers, advocates, children of all ages, and families with disabilities. Some of these narratives encourage play, foster introspection, inspire growth, or provide tools. 1.…

We are always on the lookout for new tech that can help make our lives easier as autism parents. This year there have been a number of new products that aim to do just that. Take a peek at some of them here. Did we miss any? Let us know! The Official YouTube Kids App…

The holidays are an exciting time for families to get together and take a break from the hectic day-to-day hustle and bustle of typical life. While we may look forward to the holidays with music, extra decorations, and seeing far-flung relatives, children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder may not see this gathering quite the same…

Parents and caregivers are often centered on ensuring that they gift they give is both entertaining and educational for the child who receives it. To aid in your search for the perfect gift, Trumpet Behavioral Health has assembled the following list of gift ideas that provide entertainment while strengthening a child’s cognitive, verbal and social…

**This app is FREE in the App Store today!** Technology is changing our lives in more ways than imagined for individuals with autism. This new app, iAdvocate, has the noble goal to share and develop specific strategies with parents for working collaboratively with a school team to improve their children’s education. Developed at the Syracuse…

There are more than 6-million children in the United States with disabilities, from physical to developmental, and the numbers keep growing. The pervasive epidemic is leaving parents confused and overwhelmed while the area’s educational systems (as well as families and businesses) work overtime to meet demand. With an endorsement from the National Institutes of Health…

These 5 Great iPad Cases for Kids With Autism are the perfect way to make them last. Giving a child an iPad is no different than putting hundreds of dollars worth of technology into a child’s hands. iPads and electronics can be dropped by anyone, not just kids! So as a parent of a special needs…

Source: Radio Lab – Juicervose Ron and Cornelia Suskind had two healthy young sons, promising careers, and a brand new home when their youngest son Owen started to disappear. 3 months later a specialist sat Ron and Cornelia down and said the word that changed everything for them: Autism. In this [RadioLab Autism Story], the Suskind…