• Stop Saying Everyone Is “On The Spectrum”

    17 days ago - By Momtastic

    My daughter's autistic behaviors were recognizable fairly early. She was delayed in meeting all of her milestones. Her speech came slowly. Pretend play was not her strong suit. Despite all the red flags we spent years waiting for a diagnosis. She was diagnosed in the years before autism was as prevalent as it is today and we jumped through many hoops to find a doctor to say that yes, she was on the autism spectrum.
    Today though? If I took the toddler version of my child to any park, playground or grocery store, someone would quickly whisper to someone else that she must be “on the...
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