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YouTuber Mark Rober Shares Special Video about Son with Autism

If there’s one thing every parent on the planet wants, it’s to protect their child. YouTuber Mark Rober is no different.
The former NASA and Apple engineer recently took to his channel to share a special video, and it’s all…

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Whether We Want to Believe or Not, Words Have Power

“The way we talk to people isn’t a reflection of them as much as it is a reflection of ourselves. The way we talk to and about our children becomes their inner voice.”

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The System Is Failing Our Autistic Adults

“For families like mine, who support a loved one with autism, our daily fight advocating for services, resources and equality lasts for the entirety of our child’s life and likely beyond my own lifetime.”

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5 Things I Wish I Had Known about Life with Autism

“I wish I could go back to myself on that day with my tear-filled eyes and fill myself in on a little of what I’ve learned so far.”

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Why People Born in April Are Outgoing (According to Experts)

Discover the character traits of those born in the fourth month of the year.

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My Spectrum Superhero

“I realized superheroes aren’t just a reality in his world, they are a reality in mine as well. In my world, there lives the strongest, most benevolent superhero of all—his name is Murphy and he’s my son.”

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The Diagnosis That Confirmed What I Already Knew

“As we got to the car all I could do was sit and cry, saying ‘I wasn’t crazy,’ confirming what my maternal instinct had been telling me.”

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Dinner With the Kids, and an Unfinished Bottle of Wine

Photo: CCFoodTravel
Our dinners out with the kids start so optimistically; walking out together with an unopened bottle of $9 wine in hand, basking in the satisfaction of having gotten three kids dressed and out the door. But, sometimes these…

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Curious about Montessori Education? Start Here

“Montessori children are very resourceful and love to find ways to solve problems. And famously, the Google founders went to a Montessori school and credit part of their success to this ability to think for themselves.”

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Finding Joy and Humor in Raising a Child on the Spectrum

“Life is not easy having a child on the spectrum, but having a positive attitude and learning to laugh at the little things certainly makes it better. “

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Bilingual Teddy Bears Help Kids Learn a New Language

The bears also teach colors, numbers, alphabet and other primary skills.

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5 Tips for Parents of Kids on the Autism Spectrum

“I’m sharing my experience as a parent who, like his child, is on the autism spectrum—I did not learn this until after I became a father—and may help you navigate and make the journey more manageable.”

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Vans Releases Sensory Inclusive Designs to Support Autism Awareness

The brand is donating $100,000 to a foundation benefitting children on the spectrum.

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Orange County’s Best Indoor Play Spaces

Plan your indoor adventure here!

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The Best Indoor Play Spaces in Miami

Climbing walls, art stations, bouncy houses and more—these indoor play spaces have them all!

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7 Tips to Help Navigate the Holidays with a Child on the Autism Spectrum Disorder

The holidays can be stressful, especially for those on the spectrum. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you are navigating disrupted routines, parties and of course, the iconic photo with Santa.

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7 Library Activities You Won’t Want to Miss

Your local library has so much more to offer than just books. From PJ storytimes to family game nights, these DMV libraries have a program that is sure to entertain your kids.

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17 Ways to Save on Your Next Trip to Disney

Disney bound? We rounded up discounts, deals, and delights.

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Is Spray Sunscreen Safe For Kids? Experts Weigh In

Any sunscreen is better than none, but this is parents’ best option.

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Do You Have an Orchid or a Dandelion Kid? One Expert Weighs In

Raising kids is a little like nurturing your garden—and every flower is different.

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Valentine’s Date Night Drop Offs (Cause Love Is in the Air)

Drop the kids off at one of these fun, supervised spots so you can have a Valentine’s date night to remember.

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This T-Shirt Will Warn If Your Kid Is Getting Sunburnt

These high-tech shirts can save your kids’ skin.

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This Mom’s Viral Tweets about Julia, the Muppet with Autism, Are So Important

Diverse and inclusive representation in media is so important for kids.

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Storymakery: Where Kids Become Authors

A place where kids can create the storybook of their dreams.

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Kids in This Houston Hurricane Shelter Are Getting a Treat From Spider-Man!

This fictional hero was able to bring a tiny bit of joy to the children who were taking shelter from the storm.

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Paying Someone to Do Your Chores Will Make You Happier, According to Research

Time-saving purchases might cramp your budget, but they also might give you more overall life satisfaction.

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No Burns, No Burn Out: 6 Indoor Playgrounds with Drop Off Childcare

No sunburns for kids, no burn out for parents: these spots will let you drop off your kids for a day of indoor play while you get other things done!

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Wings for Autism: A Travel Program for Kids with Special Needs

If your vacation plans have you hitting the skies this summer, we’ve got the deets on a program that can help make flying a positive and safe experience for young travelers on the autism spectrum.

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Hello Kitty’s Food Truck Rolls Into the DMV

Put on those comfy pink Keds and get ready to stand in line because the Hello Kitty Cafe Food Truck is coming to town.

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5 Inclusive Classes for Kids on the Spectrum

The DMV plays host to a lot of tiny tyke classes and experiences but these six (great for kids on the autism spectrum) are in a class of their own.

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