Barry Prizant: Forty-Seven Years of Creating a More Compassionate World for those with ASD

Walk into your run-of-the-mill autism treatment center and you will inadvertently hear professionals describing autistic individuals as “inappropriate,” “non-compliant,” and “challenging.” Their actions might be referred to as “meaningless” or “non-functional.” Prizant says the only thing that is “non-functional” is the way autistic people are viewed and treated in today’s society. Prizant stands out from […]

Do’s and Don’ts Learned from Steve Silberman’s NeuroTribes

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Steve Silberman’s NeuroTribes is a game changer. Through his examination of the history of autism, Silberman invites those within the autism community and further, our global community to change how we view and treat individuals with autism. Silberman’s voice is deliberate and poignant in his attempts […]

Part 2 Love by Lindsmith: A blog series by Kirsten Lindsmith

Extending Care (Part 2 of 3)  When we recall our experiences attempting to receive or extend care, many of us encounter negative feelings as a result of past social traumas. Learning to receive and extend emotional care can bring up feelings of insecurity, fears of rejection, or even anger. These types of self-reflection are essential […]

Part 1 Love by Lindsmith: A blog series by Kirsten Lindsmith

Active Listening—A Three Step Process  (Part 1 of 3) Misunderstandings are part of being human—whether you are on the autism spectrum on not. They occur between couples, friends, siblings, and parent and child (certainly anyone who is raising a teen knows that misunderstandings are a daily occurrence). Differing points of view and the aftermath of […]