<em>Toca Band</em>: Free App for World Autism Awareness Day

Get your groove on with Toca Band, free in the app store in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.

Just Shut Up About Jenny McCarthy Already

While all of those recycled articles about Jenny McCarthy's son not having autism are amusing, they are probably inaccurate. At least, according to her. I really wish people would stop, because it only serves to ...

Why Hiring Jenny McCarthy for <em>The View</em> Is Irresponsible

I was disgusted with ABC's decision to hire Jenny McCarthy on The View. Here are the 4 reasons why.

Sometimes It’s Not the Legos

My son and I built our first Lego kit together. We've got tons of Lego bricks around the house. At one point, I even bought them off of eBay by the pound. My daughter and I assemble them together all the time, but ...

This Dragon*Con, the Fans Pick the Charities

Charity auctions and other fundraising events are a mainstay of many fan conventions, including Dragon*Con. In 2012, they raised more than $45,000 for the Georgia Chapter of the ALS Association. This year the con ...

Vaccines Still Don’t Cause Autism

Another study shows there is no link between autism and childhood vaccines.

Support Neurodiversity at ThinkGeek

April is Autism Awareness Month, but if you’re like our house, autism awareness happens every month. That’s one of the reasons I love this shirt on ThinkGeek. Neurodiversity is a movement centered around ...

Some people dreamed of growing up to be a storm trooper and some of us actually made it there. Since February 2011, I have been a proud and active member in the 501st Legion also known as Vader’s Fist. The 501st ...

How the IPad Is Teaching My Son to Talk

This is my son. He’s an aspiring fire fighter and a fan of Thomas, Lego, and Angry Birds. He’s also autistic. He has difficulty getting his words out because of a speech issue called apraxia. Basically, ...

Is The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Covering-Up An Autism-Vaccine Link?

For years—at least a decade, as it was a question among the psychology community when I studied abnormal psychology about one decade ago—there have been questions regarding why autism rates are rising. One of ...