Beautiful golden lab autism service dog sitting in a green forrest.
    How to Prepare for an Autism Service Dog

    In just a couple of weeks, I'll be bringing my autism service dog home. I'm really excited and can't wait to take advantage of all the positive changes he's going to bring to my life. As we count down…

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    The Big Apple

    Parents that are preparing to send their child back to school should also be aware of many of the resources the public school has to offer. Many of the resources outlined here are available through th…

    The Apple of Your Family’s Eye: Family Ties

    Family support is always beneficial. Here are some tips on how to prepare the family of a child on the Autism Spectrum for the new school year: Communicate Expectations Hold a family meeting at least …

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    How About Them Apples?: Preparation is the Key To Success

    Want your child to have a school year to brag about? Of course you do. Here are some tips on how to prepare a child on the Autism Spectrum for the upcoming school year: Pre-teach Rituals and Routines…

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    Bring an Apple to the Teacher: Teaching the Teacher

    Spending some time at the beginning of the school year to teach your child's new teacher about your child can have lasting benefits. Here are some tips on how to prepare a child on the Autism Spectrum…

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    Red Apples for Returning to School

    For a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as their families, returning back to school after a string of relaxed summer days can produce a relevant level of stress. Although the manifestation …

    ASD Tech Resources to Help Kids Succeed in School

    Technology has found a place in many therapeutic areas, and it's gaining speed in the world of autism spectrum disorder. With many children, ASD tech resources take advantage of theinnate connection …

    Childhood Diseases: What You Can Do to Change The Odds in Your Child’s Favor

    Dr. Greene's take on childhood diseases... When I was a kid, none of my peers had type 2 diabetes. I didn't know anyone with a life-threatening peanut allergy. The label ADHD was rarely used. Today mo…

    Autism Dietary Needs and Schools: Making It Work

    As research emerges demonstrating that certain dietary changes may improve the signs and symptoms of ASD, more parents are placing their children on supplements or restricting certain foods from their…

    Back-to-School Safety Tips for Your Autistic Child

    Your autistic child is heading back to school, to a new school, or to school for the first time. In any case, their safety is your top priority, and you can't keep your watchful eyes on them 24-7 whil…

    The School Checklist for Autistic Children

    You're nervous about your autistic child starting a new school year. You worry about whether they'll thrive in the new environment, whether the teacher will be successful in building the connection yo…

    Back to School with Autism: Three Tips to Prepare

    The start of a new school year is stressful for families of children with autism. Changes to the environment can be especially disturbing for some autistic kids, and parents are wracked with nerves an…

    The Steps to Empowerment
    The Steps to Empowerment

    Accept and Embrace The Challenge. By acceptance, I do NOT mean loving it. I hate autism for stealing my son's childhood. But I am not in denial, because denial kept me from walking a path I ultimately…

    Prayers Are Answered
    Prayers Are Answered

    Our home life is in shatters. My husband and I desperately search for answers to help our 3-year-old autistic son. One day I open the newspaper and see a conference advertised in the area called DAN -…

    Blood, Water and Tears
    Blood, Water and Tears

    Wyatt's pre-school suggests private speech lessons, which he begins 2 times a week, and I am grateful they don't mention autism. When my next-door neighbor tells me she sees signs of autism in him a f…

    Denial is a Powerful Thing
    Denial is a Powerful Thing

    But denial does not ultimately serve us well. It may keep the pain of truth away for a period of time, but it only serves to make the truth harder to bear once we face it. The most dangerous aspect of…

    Autism is My World

    Autism is my world. I am the mother of a 10-year-old son with autism, and the Executive Director of a national non-profit, ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!). Autism probably affects your w…

    Autism Linked to Prenatal Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft?

    Autism diagnoses have increased rapidly over the last two decades; so has the number of women taking antidepressants during pregnancy ? from somewhere between 1% and 6% in the early 1990s to 7-13% mor…

    Chemicals, Cancer, and Change
    Chemicals, Cancer, & Change

    One of the most exciting reports I have ever read, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk ? What We Can Do Now, was released this week by the President's Cancer Panel, along with significant coverage by N…

    Janet Milhollin, Jenna's Mentor
    Janet Milhollin, Jenna’s Mentor

    Hi, my name is Janet Milhollin and as Jenna's aide, mentor, and friend I can only scratch the surface when it comes to telling you about all the things Jenna and I have learned from each other over th…