Caroline McGraw is a would-be childhood paleontologist turned writer, digging for treasure in people and uncovering sacred stories in ordinary days. She writes about choosing love, losing fear and finding home at A Wish Come Clear. Visit and receive free copies of Caroline's digital books, "Your Creed of Care: How to Dig for Treasure in People (Without Getting Buried Alive)" and "Love's Subversive Stance: Ground Yourself and Grow in Relationship."
Last week, as part of my current care-giving role, I assisted an older gentleman named Stuart with his personal care routines.
Once a family has determined that a group home is the right residential placement, the process of finding and assessing one begins.
After last week’s column, I was asked, “Do you think about what it would be like to have a kid with autism yourself?” And I do.
While babysitting for my friends’ young son this weekend, I couldn’t help but wonder about my brother Willie as an infant. What was he like back then, before his autism diagnosis?
When my brother Willie was younger, I knew just how to make him laugh. All I had to do was initiate our favorite game. As children, we developed a fairly elaborate game that we called, “Run away.”
If Willie and I had not been siblings, I probably would never have chosen to live and work with adults with disabilities.
As a parent, you are a legal guardian. You're responsible for your child's welfare, education and health. As the parent of a child with autism, of course, you're also responsible for therapies...
As the founder of the Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership (ASTEP), I hear from many parents about the struggles their adult children have obtaining ...
Imagine yourself to be a rookie cop, two years “on the road,” patrolling an average-sized town in America.
Imagine that you had a tremendous gift, one that could inspire a nation, raise autism awareness ...
These days, when one hears “Healthcare,” political strife is often the first thing that comes to mind.
These days autism appears to be the disorder du jour and headlines about the newest autism breakthroughs are everywhere. Sometimes filled with jargon or unfamiliar references,...
We have previewed and commented on the "How-To" videos below. Some of these are simple; others are fairly complex. Refer to these yourself, or use them with your adult child or student to help teach and generalize skills. Please note that some videos may contain skills which require support or training. You must determine which are appropriate for you, your adult child, or your student to use safely. Also note that as these videos come from other websites, they may contain pop-up ads. Click on an icon to see category index. Click here for full index.
Search the Autism After 16 website using the form above. You may alter your search settings on the search results page.