Learning to Learn: My child is smarter than me
I tried to play a game on the table with my son. The task was nearly impossible as I lack the hand-eye coordination and situational awareness to manage the seemingly thousands of things happening simultaneously. After watching me embarrass myself a couple of times, he
Family Means Well
When we first told our wider family and friends that our son is on Autism spectrum, reactions varied from empathy to indifference. I have to say that neither reaction bothered me but it made me realize that while they did not know what it really
We Only Have Twenty Minutes
We like to go out to eat and have fun. When our son was first diagnosed, we read a lot. Faby read a lot of blogs and testimonials while I favored obscure scientific literature that I can summarize to: “each child is unique; we don’t
The Magical Autistic Child
Something funny happens to my son. There is a magical thinking out there that a child who is seen as “limited” in some respects is also supposed to be perfect in all others. Somehow, the expectation that he can do anything is very low while
Autism: A Mother’s Perspective
Hi, my name is Faby and I am the founder and president of Autism Bird. Daily, I wear multiple hats but the one I am the proudest of is being the mother to an amazing little boy on the autism spectrum.
Autism: A Father’s Perspective
Hi, my name is Saikou. I am very proud to be the father of a 6-year-old boy young boy who is also on the autism spectrum.