AUTISM DADDY

I'm a 43 year old dad with a 10 year old son with severe autism (AND NOW ALSO WITH EPILEPSY, AN ADDED BONUS!!). My wife is an Autism Mommy Rock Star! But she doesn't like me RANTING about autism too much on Facebook to our friends & family. So I've c

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More Autism Julia Content from Sesame Street!

Howdy folks!  As many of you know I work at Sesame Street, and was proud to play a small part in the launch of Sesame’s autism initiative back in 2015. So I just wanted to write a quick blog post to point you towards Sesame Street’s new autism content launching this week! In celebration of Autism Acceptance Month this April, we have released new resources...

“I Want You To Find Someone” — Guest Post

  Intro: Jim lives in Pittsburgh where he works as a Project Manager by day and moonlights as a special needs parent blogger by night. He is the father of two girls, one with autism, and a widower. He writes about his family at www.justalilblog.com, and about autism in general at Healthline.com. His Facebook Blog Page is www.facebook.com/JustALilBlog/...

Why Autism Awareness is No Longer Enough

GUEST POST   Almost 10 years ago, my then 2 -year old son, Devin, was diagnosed with classic autism. He has made great progress. He is capable and able to do things we were told he would not do such as speak, be toilet trained and show love. He is able to do all those things and so much more, but he will still require life time care. Awareness does...

Thinking About Career Day At My Son’s School

GUEST POST -Ellie Whetzel is a Wife, Mom, and blogger who writes about the ups, the downs, and everything in between of life with her extraordinary son, Leo, who is on the Autism Spectrum. Website: lifewithleoweb.wordpress.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/mylifewithleo/ My 7 year old son, Leo was diagnosed as being on the moderate to severe end of...

Sesame Place Is The First Autism Certified Theme Park!

I’ve taken my son to Sesame Place many times!  He’s 14 years old, but he’ll never be too old for Sesame Place!  And the park has always been very receptive to kids with special needs. However, Sesame Place,  the “Sesame Street”-themed amusement park  in Langhorne, PA has now become the world’s first amusement park designated as a certified autism center....

New Autism Julia Content from Sesame Street!

Howdy folks!  As many of you know I work at Sesame Street, and was proud to play a small part in the launch of Sesame’s autism initiative back in 2015. So I just wanted to write a quick blog post to point you towards Sesame Street’s new autism content! This April Sesame Street is thrilled to expand our See Amazing in All Children initiative  with...

What I Learned About Parenting & Autism as a Neurotypical Kid! GUEST POST

GUEST POST My younger brother, Preston, was diagnosed with autism on December 29th, 2002.  My mother would often retell the story in great detail, saying, “I’ll never forget the neurologist slamming us in the face with the diagnosis while you and Austin were standing there. I ran out of the doctor’s office, crying and screaming as though my child had...

What “Progress” Looks Like in My Autism Household

  PROGRESS It used to be a loaded word to me sometimes. How’s he doing?  Has he made any progress over the past year? People would ask me these questions over the years and I wouldn’t know what to say. I would review his IEP goals at the end of the year with the teachers notes and feel bad / guilty / helpless at his lack of progress. At some point...

My AUTISM Review of the “Night of Too Many Stars” Event

Hey guys, So I had the honor of attending HBO’s Night of Too Many Stars event at the Theater at Madison Square Garden this past Saturday night.This was a 2 hour benefit / telethon hosted by Jon Stewart to support the organization Next for Autism. NEXT for AUTISM is a non-profit organization that transforms the national landscape of services for...

Becoming a “Typical” Teen at Just the Right Time

I’m starting to write this post at 9:30pm on a chilly Wednesday night.  I’m sitting on my couch in my underwear eating frozen pizza while watching “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and writing this. I am home alone.  The king is with his mom tonight.  I had him Mon & Tues nights this week, she has him Wed & Thur nights and then we alternate the weekends....

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