Tag Archives: Living With Autism

Serendipity: Our Family’s Special Journey Through Autism

My husband and I are both practicing physicians. We are blessed with two lovely children – Raphael and Ysabell. Sometime in 2001, I decided to lay low in my medical practice and devote more time for our family. It came … Continue reading

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Edward’s Story

My name is Lara Hawkings; I am part of the Treating Autism team and recently presented “Edward’s Story” at the Treating Autism conference in Surrey, England. Edward: born 2002, diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder in June 2006. When I was … Continue reading

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Autism Grandparents: Rising to the Occasion

Shannon Johnson is the proud mom to 14-year-old Wynn, who has autism, and Haley, his amazing 12-year-old sister. Shannon and her husband, Steve, co-founded an online social network for the autism community called Foggyrock.com, of which Shannon is the editor. … Continue reading

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I Believe I Can Do Anything: Up to my graduation … and beyond

It is a lot easier said than done when I say I graduated from high school. It took some real hard work, a lot of patience, a great team of people, and a great amount of determination from my part … Continue reading

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Rewards of Friendship

Friendship is a truly wonderful thing: a unique blend of affection, loyalty, love, respect, trust, and loads of fun. Isn’t this something we all strive for? Sadly, children with autism are either unable to or struggle to develop these deep, … Continue reading

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Epilepsy and Autism: Our Experience

Epilepsy occurs at a much higher rate in children with the diagnosis of autism. I have a 7-year-old son with the diagnosis of PDD-NOS. After hearing Michael Chez, MD, speak about the high rate (about 66%) of abnormal EEGs in … Continue reading

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Home From Home Care: Created By Parents to Make a Difference

In June 1979, Paul and Ann de Savary were elated by the birth of their daughter, Laura, but when she was 6 months old, their world was shattered by the devastating news no parent wants to hear: Your daughter is … Continue reading

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Thirteen Things…

Living with your child, you don’t see the changes little by little as they happen. One day, I looked at my son, Jeremy, and realized he was already up to my chin, and that he was growing facial hair. His … Continue reading

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