Kids With Autism

What I've Learned By Raising A Child With Autism

Julie M Green | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Parents
Julie M Green

It's hard to believe it's been five years since autism entered my life. My son is eight now. Raising him remains a mystifying experience, yet I have learned some valuable lessons along the way:

Looking Beyond A Cure For Autism To Build A Network Of Care

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Living
Craig and Marc Kielburger

In the 18 years since Kilee was diagnosed, David Patchell-Evans' evolving understanding of her condition has mirrored changes in the way scientists talk about autism. From an incurable disease to a spectrum that will affect one in 68 children, we now view autism as a range of conditions that are distinct in every individual.

'Silent Santa' Helps Kids With Autism Get The Visit They Deserve

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Alberta

No big crowds, long lineups or loud noises at this Edmonton mall.

Holiday Survival Tips For Sensory Sensitive Children

Julie M Green | Posted 11.26.2016 | Canada Parents
Julie M Green

Take my little man, for instance. If the mere sound of nail clippers is 'painful' to him, you can imagine how torturous Christmas is. Before he was diagnosed with autism, we spent the better part of a gathering holed up in a bedroom away from the very family we were there to visit.

1 In 50 School Kids Have Autism: Health Officials

The Associated Press | Mike Stobbe | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder.Heal...

Are Characters On Autism Spectrum On TV Getting It Right?

CP | Nick Patch, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - When "Parenthood" creator Jason Katims created the character Max Braverman — an intelligent, inscrutable, insect-obsessed youngster with A...

Making Your Kids Love the Classroom

Sara Winter | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada Living
Sara Winter

Have you ever used headphones that were turned up way too loud? If you were wearing them all the time, how hard do you think it would be for you to be able to you to concentrate on other things? Have conversations? Ask questions like these to help kids understand what autism's like.