12 Mar

The Communication Code: Effective Strategies for Your Students with Special Needs

  Therapists and special needs educators buckle up, because we’re diving into the world of communication with our incredible students with special needs. ⁤⁤We all know the importance of fostering clear and effective communication. But for these learners, traditional methods might not always hit the mark. ⁤   ⁤Today, we’ll unpack a toolbox brimming with […]


11 Mar

The Tough Stuff: Why Denial About Autism Hurts (and What You Can Do)

Let’s face it, parenting is a rollercoaster. Throw in a diagnosis like autism, and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. But sometimes, all these overwhelming thoughts and emotions can morph into denial. We all want the “perfect” kid, the one who aced all their milestones and fits neatly into a box. Autism messes with that picture, […]


5 Sep

My Story: No Shortcuts for Autism

Sometimes, we learn the hard way that there are no shortcuts for autism. This is an account of just one of the harrowing tales. A reader of our previous blog, “Do Vaccines Cause Autism?”, shared her story. Names (when and where they appear) have been altered to protect identity.     No Shortcuts for Autism […]


28 Aug

Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

  Many parents today are convinced that vaccines for children, such as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella vaccine), are an irrefutable cause of autism. The origin of this theory goes back to  February 1998. That’s more than 25 years ago! Since then, a lot has happened. Today, we will investigate and establish a timeline of […]


19 Jul

I Can Hear Everything

  I don’t speak much, but I can hear everything. Mama, baba, my brother Ahmed and everyone else calls me Yusuf. I will be five years old in exactly 157 days. I love dinosaurs. And I hate getting wet, but Mama says good boys must get a bath every day. That’s the worst time. Our […]


18 May

Occupational Therapy: A Helping Hand for Kids with Autism

  What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapy (OT) is a healthcare profession that helps people of all ages participate in the activities they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). OT practitioners use their knowledge and skills to help people attain a better lifestyle and participate in meaningful occupations […]


4 May

Living with My Husband

Children with autism, grow up to be… adults with autism. That is a barebones fact. Children may learn to adapt, but autism isn’t an infection that goes away. Because the world is only just opening its eyes to what autism looks like, many people around us may have autism, without anyone ever suspecting. Today’s blog […]


10 Apr

Autism: Latest Stats and Prevalence 2023

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released 2020 data on the prevalence of autism in the United States. According to this, nearly one child in 36 8-year-olds has autism. The 2018 estimate was 1 in 44 children. This means that there has been a 20% increase since 2018. However, researchers say this reflects increased […]


1 Apr

6 Reasons Moms Should Not Be Their Child’s Therapist

  There are good reasons why we think moms should not be their child’s therapist! We are sure we will receive flak for this hot take. But truth must prevail.   Autism, ADHD and other disorders are complex. To manage them effectively, children need someone with  specialized knowledge and training. Parents, specifically mothers, play an […]


30 Mar

Early Interventions for Autism

  Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behaviour. Early intervention is crucial for positive outcomes for children with autism by providing them with the skills and support they need to thrive in the world. In this article, we will explore the importance of early interventions for autism and different approaches […]