Category Archives: autism awareness

Autism Acceptance and Beyond

Autism Awareness month is right around the corner. What does it mean to you? The road to acceptance routinely starts with some level of denial. Our biggest problem is that we don’t want any problems, and we think we would … Continue reading

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Fathers are Stepping Up Around the World: and Raising Children with Autism

According to a new 2017 global survey, men are taking “greater responsibility for the home and childcare” than previously in both emerging and developed economies as reported by Reuters. In 2013, the CDC reported a nationally representative survey which found that … Continue reading

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“Love doesn’t keep score. Siblings do.”

  400 people seemed to nod in agreement when Caroline McGraw used these words to describe some of her difficulties growing up with a younger brother who has autism. Few among us would deny this truth of family life-whether there … Continue reading

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How autism teaches us about being human

On April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, I gave a TEDx talk at Arcadia University on the theme of “The Big Idea.” My title was “How autism teaches us about being human.” Looking forward to this day, I had written, … Continue reading

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How did the vaccine controversy start and why won’t it go away? by Robert Naseef, Ph.D.

Facts are stubborn things, but study after study and warning after warning doesn’t kill the intense fear that many parents have about vaccinating their children. My son, Tariq, received the MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) in 1981 around the same … Continue reading

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A Magical Connection

While catching up on my reading, I found a real gem: Life Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism by Ron Suskind. I had heard and read about it, but the original motivated me to write about this family’s story and the wisdom … Continue reading

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Guys Talking About Appreciating Women as Mothers and Partners

On May 4, “Guy Talk” focused on how fathers of children with autism and special needs can appreciate and honor the devoted mothers of their children.  Setting aside a day to honor mothers is important, but true gratitude requires expression … Continue reading

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