Coping with Autism

Having access to treatment is life-changing

Maura Buckley, former product manager for UDiscovering, and Amy Weinstock, director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center at the UMMS Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, talked about their experiences related to accessing health care and behavioral services for children with autism spectrum disorder, in a segment of WCVB-TV’s Chronicle.

A special note to parents of children with autism

When I see news that autism prevalence is increasing, I immediately think about all of the parents and families trying to navigate the complex world of autism for their children. Here's a shout-out to those amazing parents out there who are doing everything they can, never giving up, and never settling for anything less than the best possible outcome.

A chance to fit in

Finding the right placement for a child with autism is a lifelong process that parents struggle with — but you're not alone! Read about Maura's experience bringing her son to his first day of preschool, and how she copes with the process of helping him fit in. "Fitting in is not always easy for children with autism, but every child deserves that chance!"

You know your child best — but what motivates you?

How do parents of children with autism keep themselves going when the hills get steep? What really works to help parents stay motivated when behaviors are challenging and the road ahead seems dauntingly long and arduous?

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