Posted May 18, 2018 in Articles
Many families wonder when and how to approach sharing with their child that they have an autism diagnosis. There are no clear rules on how or when this talk should occur, but there are a few things you should consider:
Autism is a lifelong condition and may unfortunately impact how others react toward your child. Generally, a person with a diagnosis of autism is already aware of their differences.
A diagnosis is simply a description of features that are currently present – it may feel more real when a diagnosis is provided, but the symptoms did not appear simply because the “magic... read more
Posted April 23, 2018 in Articles
Autism Awareness Month is a great time to educate yourself about autism, spread awareness, and to support those impacted by autism. However, these efforts do not have to end when April does, and can still... read more
Posted April 16, 2018 in Articles
My name is Sondra Williams, I am a wife, mother, grandmother, national speaker, and advocate for myself and others. Lastly, I am autistic. Autism does not define me; it describes only a part of me.
During... read more
Posted April 09, 2018 in Articles
Once upon a time, my husband and I were afraid to utter the word “autism.” We thought that merely saying the word aloud would make autism a reality for our son, Jacob. Like many parents... read more
Posted April 02, 2018 in Articles
Over the years, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland has accumulated an extensive Israeli and Jewish art collection. And thanks to our recent Cleveland Israel Arts Connection intern, Cory Irwin, we are able to learn the... read more