Autism Trick-or-Treat Printable

Autism Trick or Treat Printable

Halloween is nearly upon us and that means that it is almost time for trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treating is hit or miss with most children on the autism spectrum, but there are several measures that we, as parents, can take to improve the chances of a successful Halloween. One of these is the use of an autism trick-or-treat printable. Over the years I’ve seen these name tag-sized printables floating around the Internet, but all of the ones I’ve seen were rather boring. {Read More}

A Disability Pass Isn’t Worth The Disability

Southwest Airlines - Disabilities Preboarding

On Friday my husband and I surprised the kids with a day trip to Knott’s Berry Farm. My husband travels for work, so we put his frequent flyer miles to use and flew to California for the day. While picking up our pre-boarding pass at the Southwest Airlines gate in Phoenix, I noticed that the airline no longer uses the blue pre-boarding sleeve. The gate agent explained that people were selling the blue sleeves on eBay. How sad is that? {Read More}

Is Autism A Disability? [Video]


When I first launched The Autism Education Site, one of my goals was to present all different sides of the spectrum story. From those seeking a cure to autistic self-acceptance and pro-neurodiversity stances. Today, I’m sharing a video from the ‘Ask an Autistic’ series. This segment focuses on the question, “Is Autism A Disability?”

Tommy Hilfiger Stars in New Autism Awareness Ad [Video]


Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger stars in a new autism awareness ad; the campaign is a project of Autism Speaks and the Ad Council. The new campaign draws attention to the current autism prevalence rate of 1 in 68; that is 1 in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. I’m 2 for 2 in my house. Other stories that may interest you: UK Study Shows that Autism Rate May Be 1 in 60 Children Environmental {Read More}

Time to #LIUB for World Autism Awareness Day

#LIUB for Autism Awareness

Do you have your blue on today? Alex and Ava do! It is World Autism Awareness Day and you can follow along on social media with the hashtag #LIUB.

Autistic and Aging Out [Video]

Although my oldest is only 12, the future is always on my mind and I know I’m not alone. Lauren Betesh shares the story of Heidi Roger and her 18 year-old son, Andrew in this video. Families of children with autism face a tough road when the services of high school programs end at age 21, and parents are often compelled to take on even more care than ever. For Heidi Roger and her 18-year-old son Andrew, the prospect of {Read More}