Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley Says Helping Others Made Her ‘Feel Less Alone’ After Son’s Autism Diagnosis

It’s been a little under six months since Jenni “JWoww” Farley‘s 2½-year-old son Greyson Valor was diagnosed with autism — and they’ve both come a long way. The Jersey Shore star has joined the board of KultureCity, a nonprofit dedicated to building inclusion for people with autism. She says the organization has not only changed …

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Aquatica Orlando Becomes the First Autism-Certified Water Park in the World

The movement for inclusiveness is spreading among amusement parks, as Aquatica Orlando in Florida has joined Sesame Place in becoming a certified autism center — making it the first water park in the world to do so. Their accreditation was complete on Jan. 8, after collaborating with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards to complete the special certification. …

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Living with Autism part IV

Over the past few weeks the Young Witness has featured stories on Austism Spectrum Disorder, what it is, caring for a child on the spectrum and a story on a local Facebook group set up for parents and carers. In the final of our four part series we look at what to do if you suspect your …

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10 Things Everyone Should Know About Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month, and while I’d love to share all the clinical information and research findings available on autism, that feels akin to trying to summarize the entire encyclopedia in one page. Instead, I offer 10 things I wish everyone knew about autism. I’m a developmental and behavioral pediatrician specializing in autism spectrum …

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