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My Autistic Son Voted for the First Time: Here’s My Takeaway

Last week, my 22-year-old autistic son voted for the very first time. It was a momentous occasion for him. Seeing him exercise his right to vote was an emotional experience, and it got me thinking about what we can learn from his voting journey. Here are a few takeaways that I wanted to share. I …

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When someone doesn’t support your child’s diagnosis

Over the last 20 years, I’ve had experiences with both of these situations, and I’ve had to learn some things the hard way. I want to share some insights to help you navigate some of these things.

Parenting sometimes requires a freakish level of flexibility

I’ve been struggling as a parent for the last couple of weeks. I was pretty stoked about the new school year cause everyone seemed excited, or as excited as possible to go to school. I had already figured out a plan of attack in regard to balancing work and finishing projects around the house. Now …

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Dipping into my reserve of patience

I mentioned yesterday that Emmett was not doing well in school. I was caught off guard because I thought he was doing great, and academically he is. Unfortunately, he’s struggling emotionally and didn’t want to tell me because he was afraid I’d be disappointed. Last night I emailed his school guidance counselor and explained what …

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I definitely didn’t see this coming but here we are

Just when I thought things were with school were going well, the bottom drops out and I’m scrambling to to figure this out.

So we hit a little snag but finding a path forward

Even when it appears life is going well, there will always be bumps in the road, and we just hit one.

The truth is I’m really struggling right now

It’s been a minute since I’ve written anything. While this is the part where I usually apologize for that, I’m not going to do that anymore. The reason is because it ends up feeding this insane level of guilt that I feel for not writing and I need to stop that. The truth is that …

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Tips for helping your autistic kiddo transition into summer

My friend Mitch Leppicello, LICSW, has 30 years of experience with autistic kids and their families. He’s here to share some tips for managing the transition to summer.