When a child gave me hope for a better world for my son
We all know how difficult it is for a differently abled individual to navigate the world with its prejudices. There
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Early Warning Signs of Autism
Even though some calculations report that autism occurs in 1 in 48 births, some parents may not realize the signs
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The Worldwide Human Phenomenon of Autism
Many of our readers on PatientNextDoor have probably seen the movie Rain Man (1988, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise,
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The Enigma that is ADHD
We have all been in the classroom with that one child who doesn’t seem to be able to sit still.
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Common Comorbidities with Autism
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a disorder that is often hard to explain or qualify. Those who suffer from autism
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This is why I will forgive
A few days back, while  I was browsing the aisles of a store, my 9 yr old son brushed against
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A New School Year and the Special Needs Child
Many parents look forward to the back-to-school time every year. For parents of neurotypical children, it’s a chance to finally
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Dance Away From Stress
Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. People have often been heard saying
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…but today I cry
Those who know me think, as a mom of a child with autism, I’m generally positive in my outlook. I
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FACTS ABOUT ADHD (Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorder)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders, affecting 1 in 20 school going children.
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What I want my son’s school to know
If you are a parent of a child with special needs – Autism or otherwise, you know that the tug-of-war
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The High Costs of Autism
Autism was a word barely known 20 years ago, with America’s only real reference an award-winning performance of an “idiot
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8 mistakes I made as a mom of an autisic child
Before my son’s diagnosis of Autism, I had never even heard about the condition. No one in my family was
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10 Things We Did To Help Our Son Speak
Our son was non-verbal until the age of 3 and need-based verbal until the age of 5. Now, at the
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The conflict within
I stood in the middle of my son’s classroom , watching all his classmates confident and excited ,dressed as their
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Dear Special Needs Parent
Dear fellow special needs parent, I want you to know that you are not alone. I want you to know
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