I remember scrutinizing the autism symptoms checklists in the months after my kids turned two. Somewhere on every one of those lists you would be sure to find turning over toy cars and
My 5-year-old autistic twins, like many people with autism, have some very specific, very intense strengths and interests. And I love this about them! Their passions bring them joy and provide all kinds
I want my sons to be as independent as they aspire to be in life, and that means encouraging them to do things for themselves. More and more, an important daily living skill
In the heat of July, my 5-year-old twin boys begged to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas every day. But I'm not complaining. There's no question that they inherited the Halloween gene from me.
Restricted interests. Special interests. Passions. Obsessions. Whatever you call them, it can be challenging when a child with autism is fixated on something all day, every day, to the exclusion of anything (or