Tag: Communication

  • My Late Autism Diagnosis

    My Late Autism Diagnosis

    My name is Ashley. My story is unique in that I was diagnosed with autism later in my life as an adult at the age of 28. I’m currently now 34 years old. Growing up for me had its ups and downs. During school, I was bullied by my peers for having to be in […]

  • Dynamic Leaders for Our Children

    Dynamic Leaders for Our Children

    My son attends Earl Kitchener Elementary school, a recognized autistic school for their programs and staff. He began this SK year with great anxiety and fear the first week. We walk to school. Approaching the playground of noise and chaos, walking into the gated area to meet his EA and being physically present in that […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • We all have potential

    We all have potential

    “We all have potential” is one of the many important themes covered in the video, “Connecting The Autism Community Through Story”. Watch the full video here.

  • Together


    A father and his daughter got on the subway yesterday. She was young and in pigtails and she had autism. He held her tiny backpack between his knees as he fished his phone out for her. As he tapped on his phone, the familiar strains of angry birds began to play and a wide smile […]

  • Happy Birthday Matthew!

    Happy Birthday Matthew!

    Today is my son’s 22nd birthday. Matthew is a handsome, blonde, blue-eyed, tall young man. Matthew also has autism. He is non-verbal, needs 1:1 support, has had behavioural issues throughout his life, and will always require support. He does not understand the dangers that you and I do – stopping and looking before crossing the […]