What is a Friend When You’re an Autism Parent?

When you are an autism parent, much of your life becomes consumed by a child’s needs. What makes a good friend? Or a bad one… Is it us? Is it them?

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Public Meltdowns: How Should We React?

Tonight when it happened…all I could think was that every reaction I have had previously took made me feel like a failure. All of the research has pointed towards all of these approaches and yet the stares always feel like my reaction to her meltdown is what people look at. But I don’t know. Is it my reaction or her inability to calm down quickly enough?