Category: Mother of a child on the spectrum

The One Thing I Want for My Son With Autism in the Future

Recently, a woman posted a status on Facebook expressing her fears concerning her daughter’s future. Her daughter, who was diagnosed with autism, may never move out. She may never live independently. She may never get married. I’ve thought about these things before. When I see friends post cute little memes about how they’re not just raising men, but they’re raising someone’s future husband and father, too,…

Meet Sue Simmons, Creator of Lemons to Lemonade

Sue Simmons is on a mission to give Autism Moms back their power! “Moms of ASD children have been given the unspoken message that they’re unqualified to help their children; that they belong in the back seat of the bus. I’m out to change this,” says Simmons. Her journey began the day her five-year-old son was diagnosed with autism. For…

Where does autism come from when it doesn’t run in the family?

Autism genetics expert Ivan Iossifov breaks down recent research that sheds light on how unaffected parents can pass autism onto their child. Parents with no history of autism in their families have a child who is diagnosed with the disorder. It’s a common and upsetting story. A quick Google search for “autism causes” is all it takes to learn that scientists…