Tag: social

  • 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, […]

  • Embracing Potential

    Embracing Potential

    When I lived in China, I became intimately aware of what it was like to feel isolated. It’s not that I was alone, in fact, I had about 18 million people surrounding me. Regardless of the new friends I was making, the amazing foods I was trying and the wonders of being able to explore […]

  • Inclusion – We all Belong

    Inclusion – We all Belong

    “Inclusion – We all Belong” is one of the many important themes covered in the video, “Connecting The Autism Community Through Story”.¬†Watch the full video here.