Helping My Son Speak

Our son was non-verbal until the age of 3 and need-based verbal until the age of 5. Now, at the age of 15 years, he speaks both fluently and effusively. Here are ten things that we did to help him speak: Exposing him to one language only (based on the child psychiatrist's suggestion). Our mother… Continue reading Helping My Son Speak

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Dear Parent Of The Newly-Diagnosed Child With Autism

Dear parent of the newly-diagnosed child with autism, I know how you feel because I have been where you are. I know how devastated you feel, how scared you are, how lost and confused and overwhelmed and anxious. I cannot tell you that your child will be cured, because autism is not curable as of… Continue reading Dear Parent Of The Newly-Diagnosed Child With Autism

Respecting My Son’s Individuality

It took me a while to realize that my son was not his diagnosis. Like many parents of newly-diagnosed kids with autism, I began to work relentlessly with my son, thinking that it is only a matter of time and effort put in for my son to be able to overcome his challenges. Before I… Continue reading Respecting My Son’s Individuality