Autism Diagnosis

  • Think This Not That Diagnosis Shifts for Parent-Advocates

    Dread. Fear. Panic. Sadness. Overwhelm. These are all feelings that can flood a parent the second they get their child’s autism diagnosis. And that isn’t helped by the doctors pouring into the doom and gloom narrative and making parents even more terrified for their Autistic child’s future. But it doesn’t have to be that way. […]

  • Please Stop Complaining About Your Autistic Children

    (Inside: Dear Autism Moms… Please stop complaining about your autistic children… It’s harmful to your children and the entire autistic community. Everyone has bad days, but this post outlines why to stop complaining about your autistic children and what you can do instead!) There’s a video circulating on Facebook with a mother in tears. She tried […]

  • What I Wish the Doctors Told You at Your Child’s Diagnosis

    When I chat with new readers who have found me very soon after they got their child’s initial autism diagnosis, I’m torn between two feelings. First, I’m heartbroken for them, but not for the reason you think. See, I’m not about to tell you that I’m heartbroken that “autism stole their child” or that they […]

  • No One Knows Your Autistic Child’s Future

    (Inside: No One Knows Your Autistic Child’s Future. Who they are at 3 isn’t who they’ll be at 13 or 30. An autism diagnosis does NOT mean your child’s development is done!) When people join my Embracing Autism community, I ask them what their biggest question about autism is. And more and more, my admins […]

  • 5 Important Steps to Take After Your Child’s Autism Diagnosis

    (Inside:¬†Getting an autism diagnosis for your child can be overwhelming, so today I’m sharing 5 important steps to take after your child’s autism diagnosis!) I remember the day like it was yesterday. “Clearly your son meets all of the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder.” I walked out of her office with an official autism […]