Special Needs

7 Top Autism Myths & Misconceptions

7 Top Autism Myths & Misconceptions

1 in 59 children in the United States are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Due to this fact, the knowledge surrounding autism needs to grow.  However, there is an unfortunate amount of autism myths and misconceptions. As an autistic adult with three children on the spectrum, I have heard my fair share of questions about autism. While many of the questions are well-meaning, there are a few that still irks me. It is not the person asking that bothers me though. It's the fact that many of these beliefs are still out there. Some of the autism myths and…
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One sister’s view on having two siblings with autism

One sister’s view on having two siblings with autism

Having an autism diagnosis is something that affects the whole family. This goes the same towards other diagnosis such as adhd, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and many more. You occasionally hear about the impact of being a parent to special needs child, but many forget about the siblings. There are many special demands autism has on siblings. So today, I want to talk to you on the affects on children who have siblings with autism In our home, there is an even split of those with autism versus those who do not. Our two youngest children have autism. The affects on…
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NeuroDiversity – What is it and what does it mean

NeuroDiversity – What is it and what does it mean

Here at The Mom Kind, our goal is to help families embrace neurodiversity.   Having a neurodiverse family comes with its own set of dynamics, routines, and hurdles to overcome. For our family, it means that one thing that triggers a meltdown (noise, lighting, sensory input, etc) in one child with autism can calm the other with autism. Whether you are directly affected by a neurodiverse individual or not, there are many ways to help embrace neurodiversity.  Just as any other stigma is overcome, embracing neurodiversity starts with education. Neurodiversity is the shortened term for neurological diversity. This term is the…
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