The Future of My Child With Special Needs

I placed two bags on the car seat and hid my face inside as I wept behind my large black sunglasses. I was sad for my teenage daughter. She lives with a severe form of epilepsy and autism. Read More

After Store Closes, Family Creates Blockbuster in Their Home for Son with Autism

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The Zuniga family has been taking Hector to this particular Blockbuster since he was 13-years-old, and in many ways, he’s grown up with a lot of the employees. He even says one of his only words, “Barney”, when he and his family drive by the store. A few months ago, Hector’s mother Rosa got some tough news: Blockbuster would be closing its doors. Read More

Julia, Sesame Street’s First Muppet With Autism, to Make Her Debut

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Families have turned to Sesame Street for generations in order to start conversations and teach important life lessons. With an estimated 1 in 68 American children having autism, there is no better time than now to show the public what it’s like to interact with these special people among us. Read More

Mental Illness in Children – What You Need to Know

Mental disease in children is surprisingly common. The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention notes that about 20 percent – one in five – of American children suffer from a diagnosable mental illness in any given year. Read More