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Meet the World’s First Comic Book Superhero with Down Syndrome

“Everyone faces different challenges in life, but those challenges don’t prevent us from wanting to be heroes,” Lion Forge President, Geoff Gerber, said in a statement (via Hollywood Reporter). “Superb is a story about two young people faced with challenges who struggle to understand one another and what it means to be heroes.” Exactly! Meet the first [...]

By |2017-05-17T12:10:58+00:00May 17th, 2017|

Employable Me

Here is a remarkable BBC television series intent on proving that these job seekers with neurological conditions, such as Tourette's or autism, are still very much employable. You can check out each of the three episodes on Vimeo with the password below. Each episode lasts one hour. Episode 1 Password: employ   Episode 2 Password: job123   Episode [...]

By |2017-05-15T12:18:44+00:00May 15th, 2017|

How I Told My Daughter that Her Brother Has Autism

"I managed to find some books on autism that explained things in a simpler way for Natalie." It's hard for any parent to conceptualize telling their kids about their autistic siblings, but this mom has such a simple, affordable solution to make it easy for her youngest daughter to understand her brother's unique needs.

By |2017-05-10T18:00:38+00:00May 10th, 2017|

Parallel Paths: Our Life with Autism

"I am not the same mom that I was twenty years ago, when I was nervous and unsure of myself. And because of her, I'm a better mom, I'm a better clinician, I'm a better human being." This video sponsored by the Seattle Children's Hospital offers precisely the motivation that any of us parents with [...]

By |2017-05-08T17:28:16+00:00May 8th, 2017|

An Open Letter from an Autistic Child in Meltdown

"A TPGA community member recently asked us what we thought of the McSweeney's post An Open Letter To Anyone Who Has Experienced My Son’s Meltdowns, which is (obviously) written from a parent's perspective. Well, we were mostly sad. McSweeney's is typically a delight, but we consider the letter to be yet another example of How [...]

By |2017-05-08T11:10:39+00:00May 8th, 2017|

Gift of Time

Need a break from all that parenting? This Kirkland group of volunteers brings recreational activities to kids with autism in a safe environment. Their next event is on June 3rd from 11:00am-3:00pm, and it costs nothing to attend! You can register your child through the Washington Autism Advocacy Alliance.  

By |2017-05-01T15:50:07+00:00May 1st, 2017|