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A Parent’s Judgment

I was so excited. You took me to a restaurant with you. A fancy restaurant. You said that I was a big kid now. You said I am able to handle things that I wasn’t able to when I was little. I was so excited.

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Screens Are Not Addictive Substances

I locked myself in my bathroom one weekend. I had placed all these pillows in my bathtub and curled up behind my computer screen. I shut a word out that I didn’t quite fit into, that was very painful. I locked my parents out who were trying to take my safe place away and keep it barred away from me in a safe.

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School Awards

Each year, these awards ceremonies meant less and less to me. I saw how easy my peers made it through the school day. I saw how their 30 minute homework

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Picky Eating

I used to eat the same meal for lunch every day. My parents would make me the same meal until I asked for something different. This normally lasted a month

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Transitions

Having autism, transitions have always been difficult. Especially going from a preferred activity to a non preferred activity or even just leaving a preferred activity can be difficult. Especially when

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OurTism Has A Home With The Friendship Foundation

OurTism, partnering with the Friendship Foundation, is offering an exciting new program empowering adults with an Asperger’s syndrome or similar autism spectrum profiles. We incorporate various evidence based, personalized strategies

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The Violence Of Happiness

This is a guest post by Charlie Zuker. Happiness is a violent emotion in me. It’s a stewing feeling, ready to burst at any moment. But it can’t. Humans are

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