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Supportive Resources for Those with Autism

What is Autism? Autism is a behavioral disorder with a number of symptoms that may range from mild to severe. No two children with autism may have exactly the same symptoms or the same experience, yet it’s a disorder that is shared among many.  Read More

After the Autism Diagnosis: Staying Connected as a Couple: How does a couple stay connected and strong once autism has become part of their world? Parent, advocate and mentor Mary Romaniec offers practical advice that may leave both partners smiling! Read more

The Guide to Securing Life-long Accommodations for Adult Children with Special Needs: Planning for the future is important for everyone, and especially so for parents of adult-dependent children with special needs. Though many parents choose to care for their child for most of their lives, they’ll also want to ensure that he or she will be properly looked after once they’ve passed on or are no longer physically able to give them care. The more you plan now, the less you’ll have to worry about later Read More 

Autism Diagnosis Comes in Adulthood: Earlier this year, Weekend Edition profiled three families and their experiences after a child was diagnosed with autism. At the time, we also asked listeners to share their own stories. Read More

Creating a Sensory-Friendly Home for Your Autistic Child: Most autistics struggle with sensory processing issues on a daily basis, and they need a safe place to provide respite from stressful and overwhelming environments.  Read More

Supporting Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Coping with Grief and Loss through Death or Divorce: Unfortunately, loss and grief are part of life. All people, including children and adults on the autism spectrum, grieve in their own unique ways. Grief can be complex for any of us.  Read More

AWARD-WINNING SELF-HELP GUIDE FOR ADULTS ON THE SPECTRUM
This award-winning self-help book features strategies derived from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), adapted specifically for adults on the higher end of the autism spectrum, to help them manage anxiety and depression, and improve their psychological well-being. The author takes the best of CBT therapeutic techniques to facilitate greater self-understanding, self-advocacy, and better decision-making in life-span activities such as employment and interpersonal relationships.

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