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Thanks To The Stranger


A Guest Post by Emily Colson Years ago the grocery store was the last place I wanted to go with my son with autism. Now, it’s the place I don’t want to leave. I followed my son into the tiny grocery, his steps bouncing so high that I thought he might lift right off the […]

Autism Is Too Big To Be A Me


Guest post by Emily Colson I brought my son Max to a neurophysiologist’s office for an evaluation. If you aren’t familiar with a “neuropsych eval,” it is a two-hour process in which you must: Sit. Remain sitting. Give the illusion that you are paying attention while you remain sitting. Back then, when Max was nine […]

How to Show Respect to a Person With Autism


Editor’s Note: The suggestions below come to us from Krista Mason, the mother of a child who has autism. She is the founder of Benjamin’s Hope, an organization designed to address the multifaceted needs of adult individuals and families affected by autism and other intellectual and developmental differences Some general tips:  A person with autism […]

A God Nudge Story by Sara


I most certainly felt a God Nudge last night. It was opening night of Vacation Bible School.  I was an “extra” volunteer, which mostly meant I stayed available to take kids to the potty all night. I was standing in the back of our sanctuary during the closing gathering time. Parents were invited to come share […]

A Mother’s Story of Autism – For A Moment…


I’d like you to imagine that you are different than you are. Perhaps quite different. Imagine that when you want to tell me something you cannot get the words to come out. Maybe you have something important to tell me, like you are hurting, and you cannot find words to tell me, or you cannot speak the words in a way that I can understand. Perhaps because you are different, someone has been unkind to you, and you need me to know this…you need me to understand how this felt to you. You need me to love you…to reassure you that you are loved, and understood.

The Silent Epidemic


A SILENT EPIDEMIC  There is a silent epidemic spreading throughout the United States and if affects all of us.  Twenty-five years ago, 1 child in 10,000 was diagnosed with autism.  Today, 1 child in 110.  Learn more about this developmental challenge, and how we can care for individuals and families with autism.  Also see additional […]

NAA Never Give Up PSA


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