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Autistic Pro is a community designed to give people a voice. Anyone who knows an autistic person might have questions that answers cannot be found in standard books. Our mission is to bring a bright future for families by providing real-life answers to common and uncommon questions. Understand that since not all people on the spectrum are the same, answers may be different as well. The goal of our Community is to not only provide tools to use for specific questions people have, but also to provide our members with the solutions that have worked for each of us. On the best practices link, you will be able to give and take solutions to make everybody’s experience as smooth as possible. We hope you not only take advantage of this site but also contribute to it. We are in this together!

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We at Autistic Pro are committed to providing a helping hand, connecting families through information and experiences to enhance the lives of people under the ASD umbrella and their families. We do this by offering a network of people who have years of experience and providing lessons learned to people who have questions. 

 We know this works because together we are stronger!

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About Us

Autistic Pro is a community designed to give people a voice. Anyone who knows an autistic person might have questions that are not answered in standard books. Our mission is to bring a bright future for families by providing real-life solutions to common and uncommon questions. Understand that since not all people on the spectrum are the same, answers may be different as well. The goal of our Community is to provide answers to questions people may have, but also to provide our members with the solutions that have worked for each of us. On the best practices link, you will be able to give and take solutions to make everybody’s experience as smooth as possible. We hope you not only take advantage of this site but also contribute to it. We are in this together!

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Best Practices
1. Speech

List all of your Speech and communication tips that have worked for you in this section.

2. Food

What foods have worked best for you and your child? This section allows us to share our experiences related to food.

3. Social Skills

Social Skills are some of the common challenges by the autism community.  Share some of the challenges and experiences you have faced.

4. Education

Anything related to education from schooling, to bussing to after-school and other activities can be discussed and shared here.

5. Potty Training

Potty training can sometimes be overwhelming and frustrating.  How has your experience been and what techniques worked best for you?

6. Life Skills

Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you're gonna get.  Share with us experiences living with autism.

Welcome to Holland!
I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this...

When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.

After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland. ""Holland?!?" you say. "What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy. "But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay.

The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It's just a different place. So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met. It's just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around.... and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills....and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts. But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy... and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. 

And for the rest of your life, you will say "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned. "And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away... because the loss of that dream is a very very significant loss. But... if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things... about Holland.

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Why Choose Us
17 Years of Experience

As a father myself, my autistic son is now 17 and I believe sharing with other families our experiences can help one another.

Real Families

This forum was created for collaboration with real families with real stories and experiences. Each topic will help us in our journey.

Tips and Guides

Sharing is Caring, and sharing tips and guides will allow us all to better face the challenges ahead of us.  Together we are stronger!