My oldest son, Aiden, has been diagnosed with Autism. I talk about it quite a lot on this blog. Here are a few of my posts relating to our story with Autism. They are pretty much in chronological order with the newest being at the top. I will also share some helpful Autism resources below.
How Autism Has Changed the Way We Celebrate
Things No One Told Us About Kids With ADHD (an article I wrote on iVillage.ca - not specifically about Autism but definitely applicable)
When Autism Feels Like More Than I Can Handle
Feeding Therapy: Session #1, Therapy Meal with the Occupational Therapist
3 Ways You Can Make School a Happier Place for Your Child with Autism ( an article I wrote published on technorati)
My Son Has Autism ( A collection of Autism articles )
Travelling With Your Child With Autism ( guest post I wrote on My Wee View )
Aiden's Cuddle Swing
Christmas and Autism: 5 Things You Can Do To Help (this is an article I wrote on another site)
Birthday Parties and Autism
Aiden, Autism and Aggression
The Anatomy of a Play-Date
Aiden's Weighted Blanket
PostSecret and Autism
A Letter to My Son
Sensory Issues: The OT Report
Thank-you Government Funding
An Official Diagnosis- Finally!!
Ok... So what you are saying is... Huh?: Another Assessment from Another Doctor
Tomorrow?: Seeing the Pediatrician
Fail to Process Data: Aiden's Assessment Report
The Big Non-Assessment
Aiden's Logic: Autism &amp; Hitting
Pure Joy People: Aiden's Assessment Date Moved Up
Hope?: Finally Someone Listened To My Please for Help!
Do I Have a Replay Button? : Answering Questions for Health Professionals.
You Asked For it... Processing Our Life
Difficult but Likeable: Aiden's Speech Assessment
Aiden's Psychological Assessment
Aiden Update: Potential ASD?
A hair-dryer kid in a toaster-brained world (a great post on MOM- Not Otherwise Specified that has a wonderful way to explain Autism to kids in it!)
Help with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and Related Disorders
Autism (and other special needs) in the Church- The Inclusive Church
World Autism Awareness Day
Autism Society of Canada
Autism on Wikipedia
Autism Fact Sheet
Autism - Kids Health ( perfect for explaining Autism to kids )
AutismWeb - for parents
Autism Speaks Canada
I Teach Autism.com - for teachers
OASIS @MAAP - collection of articles and resources
Asperger's Syndrome Guide for Teachers
Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism by Temple Grandin
Especially for Grandparents
Autism Moms Have Stress Similar to Combat Soldiers
Autism, Vaccines, Brains, Epidemics, Genes, Wakefield - What does it all mean?