Airport Quiet Rooms

Atlanta often boasts itself as being home to Hartsfield-Jackson International airport, the busiest airport in the world. While it certainly may be great for the local economy, it can make traveling for any Atlanta native a dreadful experience. The crowds, noise, lines, uncertainty and stress makes for a somewhat chaotic and intense environment. For parents, […]

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Employing Adults with Autism

In the past decade there has been a tremendous shift in the way autism is viewed. What previously had been considered a debilitating, lifelong disorder is now viewed in much a different light. An autism diagnosis today does not mean chronic crippling disability. With early behavioral intervention, children diagnosed with autism can lead independent or […]

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Love and Autism

The transition from childhood to adolescence and eventually to adulthood can be a difficult journey for any young person. The first sign that a young person is maturing is often the beginning of romantic feelings. For many teenagers, a first romance is a milestone to be proud of and brag about much like getting a […]

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Autism in Adulthood

When we think of autism spectrum disorder, we likely imagine a child who struggles with social interactions and may fixate or get stuck on certain tasks, such as spinning the wheels on a car, watching a fan, lining up items, etc. We may imagine an older child having an intense interest in a very specific […]

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Autism & Intense Emotions

Our son Frankie rarely seems to acknowledge the intense emotional dramas that sometime swirl around him.  He does generally recognize that something is going on. But he treats the event more like a television show or movie he has watched rather than an event with intense emotions and possible serious interpersonal consequences.   It is difficult […]

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