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Advice Column

Autism Radar, Is That Guy on the Spectrum?

December 29, 2015

When your child is going through the autism diagnostic process, they will ask if your child reminds you of someone else in the family.  You name Grandpa, Auntie Millie, and Cousin Jim.  Ahem, and who else?  Mom?  Dad? Autism tends to run in families, so you might start seeing autism traits in yourself or your child’s […]

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Newly Diagnosed with Autism

August 7, 2015

Has your child been newly diagnosed with autism? After a diagnosis of a developmental disorder, your mind must be whirling.  I was diagnosed as an adult, and that is how my mind went. I read and read about it.  I joined every group I could find online.  I talked with my family incessantly.  It was […]

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Autistic Christmas and Other Holidays

December 20, 2014

  Note:  We do Christmas at our house, so I am focusing on what I know, not other holidays at this time of year. Search the internet for five seconds and you will find plenty of posts about how difficult Christmas is for the autistic child and the parents.  People visiting, different food, Christmas songs […]

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No Eye Contact Needed on Facebook

September 28, 2014

 Eye Contact & Autism   How do I socialize?  The easy way is to ignore it, and go on lonely and not knowing why.  I wanted human contact in short doses, usually with my neighbors, so I could feel like I belonged, but their social skills easily surpassed my own with seemingly no effort.  I […]

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