Autism, Epilepsy, Medications and a Sleepover


My son has been invited to his very first non-family sleepover. At age 11, many kids have already had sleepovers with their friends but my son has only stayed the night at my sister’s house and has only had his 12 year-old cousin stay the night at our house. This Saturday, he will be staying the night at a friend’s house with a few classmates. While this may seem like a non-issue to most families, when you are dealing with {Read More}

Kids at Disneyland – December 2012 – Wordless Wednesday


Summer Planning for Kids with Autism


While in many areas it is still cold or rainy, we are hitting the 90’s and above here. It is also almost time for school to be out and I will be left with my wonderful son while my husband works his second job. It is time for me to plan out our summer. My son is easily bored and loves to be active, while I have complex medical issues that limit my activity level and stamina, so our days {Read More}

Product Review: NoNetz Anti-Chafe Swimwear


I know what you’re thinking, a swimwear review on an autism blog? Trust me, this is the perfect place for a review of NoNetz, a company that makes anti-chafe swimwear for boys and men. Think about the netting in a pair of swim trunks, it is often uncomfortable at best. Now think about how many of our children on the autism spectrum have tactile sensitivities. Yes, an autism blog is the perfect place for a NoNetz product review. “We design {Read More}

Watch: 22 Things That a Woman With Asperger’s Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know


In this video from Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Rudy Simone (author of Aspergirls) discusses her new book 22 Things That a Woman with Asperger’s Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know. According to Simone, this is to “prevent Aspie/non-Spectrum relationships from breaking down due to lack of information about Asperger syndrome.”

Searching for Autism Guest Bloggers

The Autism Education Site is currently searching for a few autism guest bloggers. Are you the parent of a child on the autism spectrum, an autistic individual or a professional that works with individuals with autism? If so, I’d love for you to share your voice in a post published here on my site. Please Contact The Autism Education Site for more information. Warmly, Melissa