newly diagnosed

This is a very helpful resource for new families:  

Autism Speaks First 100 days kit

If your child is under 5 buy this book immediately and get started:

Behavioral Intervention for Young Children With Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals

Professionals I admire and love:

Laura Shumaker-  She is the first mom and blogger that I started reading after Rye received his diagnosis.

Absolutely EVERYTHING by Michelle Garcia Winner.  Michelle's products, training and information on Social Thinking is amazing.  If you want information about Social Thinking, Michelle's article "Social Thinking-Social Learning Tree" is a great place to start.

Find a support network!  

There are many "for parents only" Facebook pages and other blogs written by parents.  

Blogs we like other than Autism Pirate:

a diary of a mom-  Jess from Diary of a Mom is funny, realistic and a true advocate for individuals on the spectrum.  Her blog "Welcome to the Club" is a must read for all newly diagnosed families.

Autism Daddy

Flappiness Is

Individuals who have autism and blog about it:

Aaron Likens

John Elder Robison


  1. I love your blog!! I'm just getting started please check back in a few weeks!