A conversation with therapist and mother Valery about how she grew to understand her daughter’s difficulty with social situations as the result of severe social anxiety, and her seemingly excessive internet use as a positive and healthy adaptation.
A collection of powerful moments from the lives of parents of children on the autism spectrum.
One of our storytellers, Helen, has a facebook group for mothers of children on the spectrum. They get together regularly for support and friendship. You can check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/quirkymoms
A conversation with Susan Levin about her son Ben, who is now 11. She tells the story of discovering his autism, and talks about the ways she blamed herself for his difficulties. She then explains the techniques she used to develop a stronger bond with Ben, and how he has become more interactive and connected.
Ellen Jennings is the mother of a 19-year-old son with autism. She talks about the winding path that brought them to that diagnosis, about coping with judgment of her parenting, and about advocating for her son to get him the services he needs.