Author: Jennifer Krisciunas

  • Friends


    This is true love, acceptance and understanding ! This is my little guy (who lives with Autism) being helped during a time of high stress by a friend at Parry Sound Forest School. His friend took his hand and talked him through a transition with love and understanding. We are so thankful for the love […]

  • For the Love of the game

    For the Love of the game

    Robbie and James are both on the spectrum and from a very young age we have had them participate in extra curricular activities. Both boys have strong gross motor skills and fell in love with softball. It didn’t matter if it was raining, snowing, windy or very hot, they were on our driveway or in […]

  • The Secondary Social Communication Program

    Seven years ago, my principal came to me and said, “I have a great opportunity for you!”I looked at her with suspicion, because in education, a “great opportunity” often means a great deal of extra work! Building the Secondary Social Communication Program (SSCP) has been a great deal of work,but it has been some of […]

  • Proud Mom

    Proud Mom

    My name is Sarah and I am a proud mom of two boys on the Spectrum – Robbie and James. These two boys have conquered so many obstacles over the past 8 and 9 years! Autism Ontario has allowed my boys to participate is so many social activities that could never have been possible. It […]

  • Hope


    With all the negative stories we hear every day, I wanted to share something I hope makes you smile. I drove with Matthew for the first time. He was in the driver seat, while I was the passenger; what an ironic metaphor for our journey. After gripping the door handle for what seemed like hours, […]

  • My POV On Autism

    My POV On Autism

    My name is Michael Tanzer and I am 26 years old. I have brown hair, hazel eyes, I wear glasses like my parents and I have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I can write and understand in different languages like French, Japanese, German, Spanish, Korean and Hindi. My favourite TV show is South Park, because I […]

  • Our Autism Journey

    Our Autism Journey

    It eats at me. It eats at me during the night, when I sleep. It eats at me when his grandmother greets him and he doesn’t respond hello or look at her in the eyes. It eats at me when I see my son trip over his own feet – he has a condition called […]

  • What its like to have a little brother with autism

    What its like to have a little brother with autism

    By: Shelbylyn Lightner Everyone always asks me what is it like to have a little brother with autism. It’s a mix of emotions. I’m so glad to have my little brother but sometimes I catch myself crying when I’m alone when I think about the way other kids are going to treat him. December 2015 […]

  • How Sports Helped My Son Have a Future

    How Sports Helped My Son Have a Future

    My son Patrick Whyte was diagnosed with ASD, ADHD and Anxiety Disorder at age 7. At the time, I distinctly remember the psychiatrist telling Patrick’s dad and I was told not to make plans for Patrick’s future and not to expect much from him. Well, this definitely was not something I was willing to accept, […]

  • Meet Sean Sullivan

    Meet Sean Sullivan

    Hi my name is Sean Sullivan, I have Autism, and I am very proud of this fact! I think of my Autism as a gift and super power because I know what it feels like to be rewarded for hard work much more than average and normal people. My Autism has helped me understand others […]