Can A Marriage Survive Autism?

By Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s Mom Marriage is supposed to be “for better or worse.” It certainly has the potential to be “worse” when you have a kid with autism. Our marriage almost didn’t survive Ryan’s autism diagnosis. What I didn’t know then was that I held the key to making things…

Don't Forget to Butt Out

Don’t Forget to Butt Out!

by Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s Mom Following behind Ryan and making sure he didn’t forget anything important became a life-long habit. When he was still quite affected by autism, doing that was necessary. However my actions of helping too much handicapped him when he got older. I couldn’t understand why when Ryan…


The Best Christmas Gift of All!

By Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s Mom A huge problem with the holidays is that we exhaust ourselves trying to give our family the perfect day and the perfect gift. My AHA moment that things would never be perfect came during the “Dollhouse Christmas.” That year, I spent several weeks (it seemed liked…