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When my son Jeremy reached 22, he left the auspices of the school district. Like many on the spectrum, his interests and needs were varied and he didn’t fit into any of the adult programs that existed in our area … Continue reading
Passing the skiing tradition along to the next generation has multiple benefits—especially when autism is a factor… I went on my first ski trip during my freshman year of college. Even the nasty crash I had didn’t matter: I was … Continue reading
Got Autism? Get Moving! Imagine a ski vacation where everyone in the family is having fun and learning to ski—including your child with autism. Through its Autism Skis program, Extreme Sports Camp of Aspen, Colorado teaches children and adults all … Continue reading
Adaptive skiing programs provide ASD kids and families with invaluable health benefits and lifelong memories… I love to ski. I love mountains and I love snow. Skiing gives me a sense of freedom that is unmatched in any other activity … Continue reading
Whether it’s one voice helping one child, or many people joining together to effect change, advocacy can make a world of difference… Twenty years ago, I was just about to graduate college with a communications degree. I was looking forward … Continue reading
Turning interest into activity can boost your spirit - and your health… If you read the average women’s magazine (which I hope is far down your reading list after you’ve read Autism File), you see story after story on how to … Continue reading
A little diligence can make a big difference at tax time. As the parent of a child with autism, I know all too well the high cost of treatments, therapies and co-pays not covered by insurance. My son, Dean, will … Continue reading
In the wake of the tragic shootings last week at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, parents everywhere are left struggling to make sense of the senseless violence that claimed 27 lives including 20 children. Many media accounts … Continue reading
While pharmaceuticals are sometimes used to treat the symptoms of autism, many parents worry about potentially toxic conventional drugs and instead (or alongside more conventional treatments) turn to natural therapies to ameliorate symptoms of the disorder. This “alternative” medical approach … Continue reading