How to Help a Special Needs Teen Fly Solo
What we've learned from setting up our son to go it alone, get important time with his extended family, and gain independent living skillsREAD MORE
Siblings Under Stress
When one child is in crisis, other kids in the family need monitoring and support, too.READ MORE
Autism Behaviors: Do They Reflect Medical Issues?
- Caroline Miller
Some persistent problem behaviors turn out to be treatable illnesses.READ MORE
Five Ways to Support Siblings in Special Needs Families
When one child has challenges that disrupt family life and consume a lot of attention, the other children are affected. Tips for helping siblings get what they need to thrive, too.READ MORE
When (and How) Should You Tell Kids They Have Asperger’s?
For some children, the diagnosis will give a welcome sense of belonging and control. For others it will be seen as an obstacle. Tips for parents on timing, how to explain the diagnosis, and how your child might respond.READ MORE
Autism and Stimming
How to understand the behavior and help reduce stimming that's harmful to your childREAD MORE
Sharing an Autism Diagnosis
- Rachel Ehmke
Tips for explaining your child's autism to grandparents and other relatives to help them be supportive and become effective allies.READ MORE
My son has made great progress in day treatment and is ready to return to a regular school. How can we get the school to work with him if he still has occasional outbursts?
- Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA
Your son needs a school team that will be proactive about helping him behave, not waiting for him to fail.READ MORE
Tips for Moving With Special Needs Kids
A mom of four kids who recently moved from New York City to Houston offers a checklist for minimizing stress and maximizing success for special needs kids.READ MORE
My 6-year-old son has seen 2 occupational therapists, and both wanted to stop treatment at 6 months. What's going on?
- Ken Schuster, PsyD
Occupational therapists are focused on accomplishing specific goals, so your goals may need to be updated.READ MORE