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Susan Senator is an author, teacher and disability advocate. Her latest book is “Autism Adulthood: Strategies and Insights for a Fulfilling Life.”
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The social challenges facing those on the autism spectrum are all too common. But a recent encounter gives the author hope for her adult son.
I can understand where the anti-vaccine contingent is coming from. But I no longer give their beliefs credence.
Cleaning up the shopping carts may not be your dream job, but for guys like my Nat, walking around in the fresh air, putting things away, and not having to talk to people is an ideal way for him to spend his time.
A mother moves her autistic son into his first apartment and glimpses a future she always dreamed of for him.
Much to my surprise, video games actually brought out my son’s softer side.
In the fight between autism advocates, I take only one side: my son’s.
Early diagnosis can lead to the benefits of early intervention, but we also need to remember something else: people with autism are life-long learners.
I know how difficult language is for him. But we keep at it.
Wouldn’t we be better off funding separate, targeted vocational programs for people with different needs and different goals?
Despite my fears, I am speaking out about my bipolar 2 for the first time because I think it will help.
I don’t remember my first actual meeting with Eleanor, but I do remember finding out she was gay.
This what so many autism parents like me believe about our own children, but we forget. We forget it every single day, because we see so little of the evidence we need.