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Reilly’s had a great day! I’m so pleased as I get so nervous about how he will be with others out and about.   He’s been on about 7 buses all over North Tyneside with his grandad and his old folks bus pass totalling 3.5 hours travelling time. 304 more words


Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD

A team of Toronto scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( 475 more words


Secret Code Part 2

When our 12-year-old son, A.T., joined our family in November, it was quite an adjustment.  A.T. was not familiar with autism.  We have tried our best in teaching him what autism is and who Tristan is as a person.  198 more words


Getting Into the Right Placement

Navigating the school system can be a nightmare.  Trust me I did it this past year and even knowing what is going on it was still challenging.   2,051 more words


Law Enforcement & Autism: Understanding is Needed

By Lisa Ackerman

Headlines regarding autism and law enforcement over the past months have been disturbing. In the last week, two headlines, in particular, grabbed the attention of any parent of a child with autism. 292 more words


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I know what Autism is....

I’m not a doctor, nor a clinician.  I have no medical or psychiatric degrees.  I have no product to sell – nor am I raising money.   563 more words