The Role of Vitamin D in Autism

A new study, in the April 15, 2015 issue of “Nutritional Neuroscience,” has concluded that “Supplementation of vitamin D3, a safe and cost-effective form of treatment, may significantly improve outcome in some children with ASD, especially in younger children.”  The vitamin D levels of 215 children with ASD and 285 neurotypical controls matched for age…    Read More…

Our Uninhibited Son

In many ways, a person with autism has an advantage over we “normal” people. We often don’t say things we should because we worry too much about the other persons reactions. As a result, we “overthink” life, and often do nothing!! The autistic person, in contrast, is not bound by social conventions. They blurt out…    Read More…

How to help your child with autism get a good night’s sleep

How to help your child with autism get a good night’s sleep

According to WebMD, significant sleep problems occur in 40 – 80% of children with autism spectrum disorder. If you are a parent reading this right now, you are probably a card-carrying member of the sleep-deprived-parents-of-an-autistic-child club. Guess what? I am a long-time member, too. I fulfilled my qualifications for a lifetime as a member of…    Read More…

How your cell phone can help your child get better treatments

How your cell phone can help your child get better treatments

Today, we have a guest blog post by Dani Gillman, the co-founder of Birdhouse for Autism, a care management platform for families with children affected by autism. Upon receiving a diagnosis of Autism, many parents are left with lots of questions. One of those is inevitably, “now what?” There’s a saying about children with Autism being…    Read More…

10 inspirational autism quotes

10 inspirational autism quotes

Here are 10 of the best quotes that we could find about autism: “I have, throughout my private war, been a she, a you,a Donna, a me, and finally, an I….If you sense distance,you’re not mistaken; it’s real. Welcome to my world.” – Donna Williams, author of Nobody Nowhere