Category: Autism Personal Insights Blog

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Finding Our Place: The Great American City Hunt for Families Like Ours

Exploring the best U.S. cities for raising an autistic child, the author highlights San Francisco for its supportive landscape and top therapy centers, Minneapolis for its inclusivity and educational resources, Denver for its nature-inspired therapy, Rochester for its leadership in developmental pediatrics, and Austin for its vibrant educational programs and therapeutic services. These cities combine respective local quirks with strong autism support communities, portrayed as essential to creating a nurturing environment for autistic children, their parents, and families.


10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Moms of Autistic Kids Like My Saar

A mother of a child with autism, such as Saar, experiences unique challenges and joys. For moms like her, consider gifts that promote relaxation, provide practical support, or enhance connection. Suggestions include weighted blankets for better sleep, planners for organization, and audiobooks for multitasking. These gifts symbolize compassion and solidarity, reminding mothers they are supported and appreciated on their journey.

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Reflecting on “The Reason I Jump” Through Our Eyes

“The Reason I Jump,” by Naoki Higashida, provides the reader with an enlightening perspective on autism. Through Naoki’s experiences, parents like the writer gain a deeper understanding of their autistic children’s behaviors and emotions. The book is praised for its clarity and insight, serving as a guiding light for empathy, understanding, and connection with loved ones on the autism spectrum.

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Continuing Our Journey: Celebrating the Holiday Season with Saar in 2023

This year, Amit and his family have adapted their holiday traditions to accommodate the needs of Saar, their child with autism. They’ve embraced minimalist and sensory-friendly decorations and softer holiday music. Family gatherings have become smaller and more inclusive, while gift-giving reflects Saar’s emotional growth. Baking has become a new tradition, creating cherished memories and shifting the holiday focus from grandeur to warmth, understanding, and love.