Reading Comprehension and Making Friends Seemed to be a Constant Issue

Reading Comprehension and Making Friends Seemed to be a Constant Issue

by Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s Mom www.autism-and-treatment.com Because language comes later for children with autism, many of our kids struggle with reading comprehension. Even though my son is now an engineer, his weakness in this area was one of my main concerns when he was in elementary school. This worried me, since reading…

Life Almost Seemed Easier…Before Ryan Wanted Friends…Social Skills Are The Last Thing To Come

By Marcia Hinds –  Megan and Ryan’s Mom www.autism-and-treatment.com Most children want to interact with the people around them, but not my kid. Ryan was never “typical” before we treated his autism medically.  Although Ryan now works as an engineer at a major aerospace company, when we first started down the road to recovery, my…

no one should ever have to go to middle school

No One Should Ever Have To Go To Middle School By Ryan Hinds

www.autism-and-treatment.com Marcia Hinds says… Middle school can be the hardest time for many kids. But for kids with autism or the ones who don’t quite fit, it can be horrendous. One of the mistakes I made was to keep Ryan in an awful situation. I should have homeschooled him during those difficult years. I could…

Why Can't I Be a Dad Just Like Everyone Else

Why Couldn’t I Just Be A Dad…Like Everyone Else?

By Frank Hinds – Ryan’s Dad www.autism-and-treatment.com I’ve never been an emotional person. I’m a linear, logical, place-for-everything-and-everything in-its-place kind of guy. That served me well throughout Navy ROTC, flight school, and commercial aviation. To say I was ill-equipped to deal with Ryan’s autism may be the understatement of my life. Dealing with autism is…