Stories From the Heart: The Aftermath of a Mother’s Decision

On July 22, 2010, a news story broke in Dallas, Texas of a 30-year-old mother of two young children who had strangled her children because they were Autistic. Zain Akhter, 5, and his sister, Faraal, 2, refused the bathroom cleaning chemicals mom attempted to make them drink . Their mother ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: You Are Not Alone

You are not alone– These words may have several meanings depending on where you happen to be in the process of accepting your child’s diagnosis. If you have recently learned the facts regarding your child’s condition, I’m sure you feel like the only parent in the world that has a ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: Paris, With New Eyes

I am a 49 year old man diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, living in the UK, and I have just returned from my first trip abroad in 8 years. It was a three day stay in Paris with my girlfriend. Not much to remark about there, one would think. But my ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: Perfect As They Come

When I was pregnant with my firstborn, we had done everything to ensure that it all went perfect. The prenatal checkup, all the doctors’ appointments, and genetic testing for disorders we were concerned about. Everything was perfect. After 13 hours of labor, my daughter arrived. Since she’d gotten wedged around ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: Lessons from the Classroom

As I sat in the corner of a classroom alone and ignored on my first day of what was supposed to be a “wonderful experience”, I began to think that maybe I had been wrong to sign-up for Psychology Practicum. I had looked forward to taking part in Practicum- a ..Continue Reading