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6 Weird Mental Health Studies It’s Hard to...

Ever roll your eyes when you see those studies pop up across your news feed about how coffee, wine or chocolate are good, bad, then good again for your health? Since we already know none of these delicious items are...

16 Memes You Might Relate to If Bipolar...

A lot of times people use the word “paranoid” when they mean they’re worried about something. But experiencing paranoia is more than just feeling worried. It can be an all-consuming fear that something terrible is...

5 Ways to Recognize the Parent of a...

When my now 6-year-old son was diagnosed with autism, I knew it would be a journey. I knew I would need a lot of help and that I was sort of out of my element. What I didn’t realize was how transformational it would be...

Kohls Now Offers Adaptive Apparel for Kids and...

On Wednesday, department store Kohls announced a new line of adaptive clothing set to serve infants through young adults. Kohls is one of the largest retailers to create an adaptive line of apparel. The clothing is...

How We Can Help Young Girls Develop Positive...

To avoid contributing to a young girl’s negative feelings about their body image, you cannot — I repeat, cannot — let them hear you criticizing your own body, or anyone else’s for that matter. Many parents...

Remake of Autism TV Drama ‘The A Word’...

On Thursday, Deadline announced “The A Word,” a family drama featuring a boy on the autism spectrum, will get a U.S. remake. Details about actors or a release date are not currently available. “The A Word,” which...

What My Son on the Autism Spectrum Needs...

My son was diagnosed with autism at 3 years old. He had delays in social communication, speech, a math learning disability, and he also had a delay in the areas of fine and gross motor. With all of this being said, my...

Why My Childhood Means I’ll Never Be a...

I’ve always been motherly. Taking care of the people I love and care about is something I’ve always done, and it’s always come about as naturally to me as breathing. Whether it’s feeding someone when they’re hungry,...

Answering ‘How Are You?’ as a Person With...

“How are you?” We hear this question every day, often multiple times a day, from all kinds of people. For people like me who are dealing with multiple chronic illnesses, it can be a surprisingly tricky question to...

The Power of a Compliment in My Life...

“Your skin is beautiful.” Four words spoken to me by a stranger in the grocery store one evening. For her, it was a passing comment. For me, it was like the world came to a halt around me as the past 20-plus years of...

How I Got Over ‘White Coat Syndrome’ and...

I used to have a very common condition known as “white coat syndrome” — a psychological and physiological change people experience when they go to the doctors’ office. My heart rate would increase, my blood pressure...

8 Things to Know Before You Start Fertility...

We all know how it’s supposed to work…first you fall in love, then you get married and before you know it, there’s a baby on the way! Sounds easy, right? Sadly, the story goes a little differently for those of us with...

Why Sound Sensitivity Makes Meals a Struggle as...

Asperger’s syndrome has presented me with some unique challenges. For example, I struggle with spatial awareness, I can have trouble concentrating (my mind tends to wander a lot) and I have a propensity for getting...

I Didn’t Realize He Was Abusive Until He...

As I’m trying to write this, my heart skips a beat a couple times in a row — just like it always does before a panic attack. This is what happens when I start to think about him. It’s what always happens now when I...

Family Want School to Release Video After Boy...

On June 5, 7-year-old Michael Perrin fell after getting off the bus at Resica Elementary School in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The fall caused Perrin, who has Down syndrome and is non-verbal, serious facial...