Managing Feelings About Your Child's Autism
Autism and Depression: How Do You Cope?
For parents with a child diagnosed with autism, depression is common. Depression can be the result of guilt, exhaustion, isolation, financial issues, or even despair. Are you a parent who has coped with depression related to a child's autism? What set off your depression? How did you cope?
Coping: Depression and Mothers of Children with Autism
If you're the mother of a child with autism, you're almost certainly under significant stress. And studies show you may even be at risk of depression.
Eight Signs That You’re a Terrific Autism Parent
When you have a child with autism, it's easy to feel that you've done something wrong. Of course, it's always possible that you've made mistakes: most of us have! But it's also possible that you're a terrific autism parent.
Don't Become an Autism Martyr
When you let autism consume your life, your risking more than a tension headache. Find out why it's so important to avoid becoming an autism martyr.
How Can I Manage My Feelings About My Child with Autism?
For parents, having a child with autism may mean anger and frustration; exhaustion; even guilt. Even knowing that the child is not to blame, it can be terribly difficult to be consistently supportive and loving toward a child who doesn't respond. Drs. Bob Naseef and Cindy Ariel respond with compassion and insight to a couples' fears that they...
Is It OK To Grieve When a Child Is Diagnosed with Autism?
Many parents imagine their child before he's even born. Few imagine a child with disabilities. Is it ok to grieve when a child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder? Drs. Cindy Ariel and Robert Naseef offer their advice and insights.
Is It Possible to Do Too Much Research About Autism?
A reader wonders whether his wife has become too obsessed with researching autism treatments for their son. Drs. Robert Naseef and Cindy Ariel, family psychologists with a focus on special needs, offer their advice and insights.
How Can I Overcome My Grief and Anger About My Child's Autism?
For many parents, the grief and anger over having a child with autism doesn't fade or disappear quickly. With each new milestone, it can resurface. Drs. Robert Naseef and Cindy Ariel have a son with severe autism, and offer personal insights and advice to help parents regain a sense of joy in what life now has to offer.